SEOUL (VNS) — Two sailors died and four others, including two Vietnamese and two Koreans, went missing after a fishing vessel from the Republic of Korea (RoK) caught fire at sea yesterday, according to the RoK's Yonhap News Agency.
The two Vietnamese are Nguyen Van Chuc, born in 1977 in central Ha Tinh Province, and Vo Van Huu, born in 1992 in central Quang Binh Province. Both entered the RoK on May 27, 2014 to work on the ship.
The ship Munseong 103, carrying eight Koreans and two Vietnamese, burst into fire at 5:13am (local time), about five nautical miles northeast of the disputed islets called Dokdo by the RoK and Takeshima by Japan.
Six crewmen, including the captain, were rescued but two of them died soon after, according to the agency.
The search for the missing is continuing.
The Vietnamese Embassy in the RoK is keeping close contact with RoK authorities to update information and deal with the matter. — VNS