Maritime rescue forces from Vietnam’s southern coastal province of Ba Ria – Vung Tau have saved one and found two bodies of the crew of cargo ship Bulk Jupiter.

While in distress on January 2 at 150 nautical miles off Vung Tau southeastern coast, the Bahamas nationality ship with 19 members on board was carrying iron ores from Malaysia to China.

After receiving information, the provincial Vietnam Maritime Search and Rescue Coordination Centre (VMRCC) mobilised forces and means to join the search and rescue operation with foreign partners, including Singapore, the Philippines, Malaysia, and China, said Director General Nguyen Anh Vu.

Vu added that the search and rescue efforts are very difficult due to complicated weather which was believed to wreck the ship.

In the coming time, the centre will send more search workers and zone off areas that the victims could be drifting to.-VNA