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Vietnamese sailor rescued after cargo ship sinks in Tokyo Bay

Update: October, 14/2019 - 02:27


Typhoon Hagibis strikes Japan late Friday, claiming at least 25 lives and leaving 15 others unaccounted. — Photo

TOKYO – One of the two Vietnamese sailors who were on board a Panama-flagged cargo ship which sank late on Saturday in Tokyo Bay off Japan had been rescued by the Japan Coast Guard (JCG), Vietnam News Agency reported on Sunday.

Phạm Văn Đức was taken to hospital in Kanagawa Prefecture’s Yokohama City. 

The two Vietnamese nationals were among the 12-member crew of the 1,925-tonne ship, which sunk while at anchor as Typhoon Hagibis approached. His ten crew mates included three from Myanmar and seven from China. Three of them were also rescued on Sunday.

One Chinese sailor is reported to have died in the accident, while the fate of the other Vietnamese sailor Nguyễn Văn Trì his six companions remains unknown. — VNS

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