BINH THUAN (VNS)—One of the 19 crew members from a fishing boat which sank off the coast of Phu Quy Island last Friday was still missing, according to Nguyen Van Linh, chairman of Long Hai Commune’s People’s Committee in Binh Thuan Province.
The 18 other fishermen were rescued on Monday by another vessel, three days after the incident, and would be brought home soon. The fate of the final member remains unknown.
The owner of the boat is Tran Hung who is also its captain. The boat lost contact with the island when it was 100 nautical miles away.
The reason for the capsizing has not yet been established. Other fishing boats in the area have been informed to continue searching for the missing sailor. – VNS