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Two dead, four missing as squid-catching ship sinks

Update: November, 29/2017 - 10:29
Two crew members died and four others are still missing after a Bình Định-based squid-catching ship sank in Vũng Tàu sea on Monday night. — Illustrative Image zing,vn

BÌNH THUẬN — Two crew members died and four others are still missing after a Bình Định-based squid-catching ship sank in Vũng Tàu sea on Monday night.

The information was released by Bình Thuận Province’s La Gi Town Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control on Tuesday.

On Monday night, the Centre for Marine Search and Rescue in Bà Rịa – Vũng Tàu Province received an SOS signal from a squid-catching ship about 40 nautical miles from Vũng Tàu Cape.

The Star 272 ship was mobilised to operate the rescue, however, bad weather obstructed the rescue team’s efforts.

Early on Tuesday, they found the body of the ship’s captain Ngô Thiên and an unidentified victim. According to the functional force, there are three crew members from Bình Định Province, one from Quảng Ngãi Province and two from La Gi Town. The ship had set off from La Gi fishing port.

The centre called for collaboration of all fishing boats operating in the area in search and rescue. – VNS

 

 

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