Thursday, December 27, 2007

Unknown Vessel Sank Fishing Boat, One Sailor Missing

Twelve fishermen were rescued, but one is still missing after an unidentified foreign boat crashed into a Vietnamese fishing boat about 220 sea miles off Vung Tau a local search and rescue official said. The rescued fishermen were brought back safely to a seaport in the city of Vung Tau.After receiving the SOS signal, Maritime Search and Rescue Coordination Center 3 asked two other foreign boats near the area to cooperate with them in the rescue operation. The boat Santa Fabiola rescued nine people, while Ipsilantis rescued three people. There is an investigation ongoing as Vietnamese authorities attempt to identify the foreign boat that caused the accident and has left one fisherman missing at sea.

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