Boat sinks, two missing in port city

Update: May, 04/2017 - 16:00
The accident took place 15 nautical miles off Hòn Dáu 15 Island in the waters of Hải Phòng City. — Photo
Viet Nam News

HẢI PHÒNG — Two members of a fishing boat are missing after their boat sank in the waters off Hòn Dáu 15 Island close to northern Hải Phòng City late Wednesday.

The fishing boat HP 09364 TS was hit by cargo ship Nguyễn Nam Khánh 168 and capsized at around 11pm on Wednesday.

The cargo ship was carrying some 3,000 tonnes of clinker from the city’s Chinfong port to HCM City.

The two missing fishermen were identified as Nguyễn Văn Được, 38, from central Thanh Hóa Province, and Đinh Như Thắng, 38, from Hải Phòng City.

The Việt Nam Maritime Search and Rescue Co-ordination Centre (VNMRCC) is collaborating with captains of boats active in the area and concerned authorities to search for the missing fishermen.

Meanwhile, two other fishermen of the boat were rescued by the VNMRCC by 6am on Thursday. They were identified as Phạm Văn Hùng, 41, boat captain from Hải Phòng City, and Bùi Văn Đông, 37, from Thanh Hóa Province. — VNS