Two Vietnamese fishermen missing after collision with foreign ship

By An Phuoc   March 11, 2021 | 07:54 am GMT+7
Two Vietnamese fishermen missing after collision with foreign ship
A Vietnamese fishing vessel operates in Vietnamese waters. Photo by VnExpress/Tri Tin.
Two fishermen have gone missing after their vessel collided Tuesday with a ship from the Marshall Islands off central Phu Yen Province.

The vessel, helmed by Nguyen Vu Toan, was catching fish in the waters near Dong Hoa Commune, about 120 nautical miles from the Dien Cape, when it collided with Olympia, a Marshall Islands cargo vessel, said the Phu Yen border guard office.

Toan’s vessel sank as a result and nine crew members fell into the sea. The Marshall Islands ship then managed to save seven people, one of whom was severely wounded. Two other fishermen, 42-year-old Nguyen Van Chau and 47-year-old Nguyen Van Bang, remained missing.

The seven rescued fishermen have been taken to shore for treatment. A rescue operation is ongoing to look for the missing fishermen.

 
 
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