State President Truong Tan Sang has sent his condolences to Russian President Vladimir Putin over the sinking of a trawler in the Okhotsk Sea on the morning of April 2.

The accident has claimed at least 54 lives.

Over 130 people were aboard the Dalny Vostok trawler when it went down off the coast of Kamchatka. 64 people were rescued and 14 people are still missing.-VNA