Rescue forces try to salvage the troubled fishing boat and search for missing fishermen. — VNA/VNS Photo Hoàng Ngọc
NGHỆ AN — A vessel from the Maritime Search and Rescue Co-ordination Centre of Region 1 has located the remains of a missing fisherman whose boat was sunk recently.
The remains have been transported to Cửa Lò Port in the central province of Nghệ An and transferred to local authorities on Monday morning.
The provincial health department was authorised to co-ordinate with relevant agencies in conducting tests and identifying the victim.
As reported earlier by Vietnam News Agency, the Pacific cargo ship of International Transportation and Trading Joint Stock Company, located in HCM City’s District 1, collided with a local fishing vessel on June 28.
The collision caused the fishing vessel to capsize about 34 nautical miles south of Bạch Long Vỹ Island.
The 19 fishermen on board were all from Tiến Thủy Commune in Nghệ An Province’s Quỳnh Lưu District. Nine fishermen were rescued by the Pacific. By 11am on June 29, the rescue team had recovered the body of Nguyễn Văn Hòa.
As of Monday, three more bodies have been found. Rescue forces are continuing to search for the six other fishermen who are still missing. — VNS