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Search for missing fisherman continues off Hai Phong

Update: January, 05/2016 - 16:03
Rescuers at Hai Phong Port have rescued two fishermen and are searching for a missing fisherman after a boat collision. –– Photo dantri.com.vn

HAI PHONG (VNS) — Rescuers at Hai Phong Port are searching for a missing fisherman off the northern Hai Phong City, the Vietnam Maritime Search and Rescue Coordination Centre (Vietnam MRCC) said yesterday.

The fisherman, 49-year-old Dinh Van Thong, went missing after his boat, 1800HP, sank on Sunday evening, after colliding with Phuc Khanh, a boat owned by Global Logistics Services limited company.

The SAR273 boat and five other boats have been sent to the scene to join the rescue efforts that stretch across 50 nautical miles.

Two other fishermen who were onboard 1800HP -- 49-year-old Dinh Van Kiem and 48-year-old Cao Van Tuan -- were pulled out of the water a few hours after the collision and are recovering.

The Hai Phong Port Authority said the rescue of the victims was given priority over salvage of the boat. –– VNS

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