Tuesday, May 10, 2005
The Sea Bee ship of the Dong Long Sea Transport Company of the Viet Nam Marine University, which went missing on May 1, was found sunk off the coast of Shanghai by the Eastern Shanghai sea rescue centre of China. The ship was found at northern latitude 32-53-5, eastern longitude 122-57-05, at a depth of 30 m, about 100 nautical miles off Shanghai's coast on the international sea route. Only the body of the ship's chief mechanic Dam Co Van has been found so far. As by 10 a.m on May 9, the Viet Nam Marine University still had no information about the remaining 22 crew members. The Sea Bee ship, which was carrying 5,000 tonnes of steel from Quinghuang Dao of China to Manila in the Philippines is reported to have sent out emergency signals to the Eastern Shanghai sea rescue centre.. The ship had 23 crew aboard. The marine university has been keeping in regular contact with the Eastern Shanghai sea rescue centre and the Viet Nam Centre for Research and Rescue about the search for the missing sailors. It is also working with the Vietnamese Embassy in China to take measures to overcome the aftermath.