Thirteen fishermen were rescued as of 14:30 October 31 while four others are still missing after their fishing boat sank on October 30 in the Soai Rap River near HCM City and Tien Giang Province, according to local rescue officials.

At 11:30, October 31, rescue workers found a sailor still alive inside the boat, who was identified as Nguyen Trung Tuong from Hai Duong. He has been brought ashore for treatment.

Rescue efforts are continuing but bad weather and rough waves are hindering the work.

At the site, Head of the Maritime Administration Nguyen Xuan Sang said workers are trying to open the upper part of the boat for divers to enter the inside, as they hope some victims are still alive.

The boat’s captain and officials from the Maritime Department confirmed that there were 17 persons on the boat at the time of the accident./.