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Efforts on to locate missing Vietnamese sailors

Update: March, 10/2015 - 09:00
Hsiang Fu Chun ship. — Photo nguoiduatin/China Times

HA NOI (VNS) — The foreign affairs ministry is collaborating with concerned offices to search for two Vietnamese nationals aboard a Taiwanese ship that is missing since late February.

Responding to reporters' queries yesterday, the ministry's Deputy Spokesperson Pham Thu Hang stated that after being informed of the case, the ministry instructed the Vietnamese Economic and Cultural Office in Taiwan and the Vietnamese Embassy in Argentina to work with local offices in the search.

Earlier, it asked the Consul Department to coordinate closely with domestic offices to identify the two missing Vietnamese sailors.

They are among 49 crew members on board the Taiwanese ship that vanished on February 26 in the southern Atlantic Ocean. There was no Mayday call, but its skipper reported that the vessel was taking on water.

The vessel was sailing about 1,700 nautical miles (3,148km) off the coast of the Falkland/Malvinas Islands when it vanished, according to recorded satellite data. — VNS

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