A Vietnamese crewman working on a Chinese vessel that sank off the coast of the Republic of Korea (RoK), has been reported dead.

According to the Vietnamese Labour Management Board in the RoK, the deceased is Pham Tien Dung, 30, born in the central province of Nghe An. He was a guest worker in the RoK.

His body is being kept at East Pohang Hospital in the eastern city of Pohang .

The Vietnamese Embassy in the RoK and the Vietnamese Labour Management Board are endeavouring to support the victim’s relatives and protect his eligible rights.

On October 15, China’s CHENGLU 15 cargo ship sank in the southeast Pohang harbour in a storm, leaving nine people dead and two missing.-VNA