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Sailors rescued by Chinese fishing vessel

Update: July, 02/2012 - 10:20

HA NOI — All 14 sailors on board a Vietnamese cargo ship which sank near the port of Hainan, China, had been rescued and brought to shore by a Chinese fishing vessel, said the Vietnamese Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Saturday.

The sailors were in good health, according to the ministry.

Cargo ship Nam Long 01-9570503 sank on June 20 near Dongfang off the coast Hainan due to electrical failure and bad weather, while travelling from My Tho in Viet Nam's southern province of Tien Giang to Dongfang.

Relevant Vietnamese agencies are working with concerned Chinese agencies to complete procedures to help the crew return as soon as possible. — VNS

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