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Fishing boat sinks, five missing, 11 rescued

Update: October, 31/2015 - 08:35
HCM CITY  (VNS) — Eleven fishermen were rescued while five others are still missing after their fishing boat sank yesterday in the Soai Rap River near HCM City and Tien Giang Province, according to local rescue officials.

A passing-by ferry discovered the sunk boat, Hoang Phuc, with 16 fishermen on board, and tried to rescued them but they could only help 11.

Director of the Vung Tau's Maritime Search and Rescue Co-ordination Centre, Region No 3, Luong Truong Phi, said the centre was mobilising all their forces and equipment to search for the remaining five missing fishermen.

A rescue ship from the nearby Can Gio border guard has also been sent to the scene to take part in the rescue. —VNS


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