Six boats anchored at a beach on Phu Quoc Island off Kien Giang Province in southern Vietnam were sunk by big waves on Saturday evening.
Big waves first hit and sank a fishing boat at Xep Lon Beach in An Thoi Ward, Phu Quoc at around 7:00 pm on Saturday.
After being notified, ten border guard officers stationed at An Thoi Border Gate were mobilized to the site to respond to the incident.
They cooperated with local authorities and residents to pull the remaining boats to the shore.
However, the efforts faced a lot of challenges posed by strong winds and powerful waves.
As of 9:00 pm the same day, a total of six boats had been sunk by big waves.
Among them, a tourist speedboat was broken in half.
There were no casualties in the incident.
Big waves are quite common at beaches on Phu Quoc Island during the transition of seasons, according to border guard officers.
People are advised to pay attention to the weather when anchoring their boats during these periods.