About 9:00 PM on September 2, 2019, on the way enter the Barque Canada Reef (Spratly Island, Vietnam) for shelter from wind, Mr Quoc van Bui’s fishing vessel was overthrew by a tornado in just 1 minute.
There were 44 people on the vessel. 41 fishermen were able to swim out, only the other 3 people were went missing due to being inside the cabin.
Unable to contact to Mr Quoc’s vessel, other vessels realized something happened. 11 squid fishing vessels from Quang Nam and Quang Ngai Province started to find them. About 31 hours later, Mr Danh Cong Vo’s vessels was on the way to track out victims then suddenly, a pod of dolphin appeared.
The dolphins constantly swam in front of Mr Danh’s vessels. Although the sailor steered repeatly but the dolphins kept swim to block the vessel as if they signed something. The vessel turned back and they dolphins stopped blocking them. In the trust of dolphins, they followed the dolphins.
Magically, after 40 minutes later, Mr Danh saw 41 fishermen were slinging to the raft that floating freely in exhaustion. The victims were saved.
Finally, they can back to their home and reunite with their family.
In the central of Vietnam, there are many graveyards to bury the dead dolphins that drift ashore. It is believed that when a dead dolphin drifts ashore, people get luck, sea will calm and business gets better.
Dolphins have been saving humans for centuries. According to the Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society, recorded stories of dolphins protecting humans date back to ancient Greece. Dolphins show behaviors at times similar to that of humans. Many theories exists that try to explain the reason why dolphins save human, but until now none is widely accepted.