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Ship goes missing with 18 sailors on board

Update: October, 07/2014 - 09:15
Vietnamese ships are on a fishing trip on the water of Viet Nam. — Photo VNA

HAI PHONG (VNS) — A Vietnamese ship carrying 18 Vietnamese sailors has gone missing after leaving Singapore last Thursday en route to Quang Tri Province, where it was supposed to arrive on Sunday.

Reports say that it has disappeared from radar and radio contact.

The ship, Sunrise 689, belongs to a shipbuilding company in Hai Phong. According to company officials, it was carrying more than 5,226 tonnes of oil and 18 sailors.

Local media report that the last contact was in the sea area between Malaysia and Indonesia.

Rescuers from Viet Nam and relevant authorities are seeking help from authorities in Malaysia, Indonesia and Singapore. — VNS

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