Twenty passengers, including 12 foreign tourists, were rescued on August 28 after the boat they were staying on overnight in Ha Long Bay sank during strong winds.

The boat QN 2477, which can carry up to 48 people, slowly submerged in the sea off Ba Hang and Hon Ga Choi.

The foreign tourists booked tours via a Hanoi-based company called Open Tour.

The authorities of northeastern Quang Ninh province have requested all agencies to help them reclaim their property and make sure they are in good health.-VNA