Team set up to salvage sunken fishing ship offshore Ba Ria-Vung Tau hinh anh 1Illustrative photo (Source: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – A team has been set up by the central province of Khanh Hoa to verify information and organize the salvage of a fishing ship from the province which was reported to have sunk offshore Ba Ria-Vung Tau province.  

Ship BV 95838 TS reported that it discovered the sunken KH 90208 TS with only its prow seen above the water at 10:40 on January 11. The site was about 160 nautical miles to the southeast of O Cap cape, Ba Ria-Vung Tau province, but no one was seen around the area.

The family of the owner of the KH 90208 TS said the ship with 10 fishermen left Hon Ro port in Nha Trang city, Khanh Hoa province, on December 27, 2018, and they last contacted the ship on December 29, 2018.

Immediately after receiving the report, the Office of the Central Committee for Natural Disaster Response and Search and Rescue, and the Border Guard’s Staff have instructed their relevant forces to work to verify the report. Fishing vessels operating near the location have also received instructions to look for the missing seamen.

The Navy and the Coast Guard have also ordered their ships operating in the waters to watch out for victims.-VNA