Vietnamese sailors on Malaysian sunk ship rescued

Two Vietnamese sailors rescued from a sunk Malaysian fishing vessels were brought back to Vietnam on January 15 by a ship of Zone 3 Search and Rescue Centre on January 15.  Two Vietnamese sailors on Malaysian sunk ship are brought to Vung Tau The two are Huynh A Met, born in 1985, in the southernmost province of Ca Mau, and Ly Chien, born in 1983 in the Mekong Delta province of Soc Trang. They were rescued on January 12 by the ship MG Neptune en route to Vung Tau city in Vietnam’s southeastern coastal province of Ba Ria –Vung Tau. Met and Chien were among 13 Vietnamese sailors working on the ship PAF 4583 of Malaysia, which sank in international waters near Singapore. Eight other Vietnamese victims have been rescued by the ship Asiatic Dawn en route to Malaysia’s Klang Port, and one rescued by the ship Nordlily on its way to Singapore. All the nine are in stable health condition, according to the Vietnam Maritime Search and Rescue Coordination Centre (VIETNAMMRCC), citing notice from its Singaporean counterpart.  The VIETNAMMRCC has requested the Singaporean Centre to search for the two remained fishermen who are still missing. The centre said it had been able to contact a sailor named Toan, who was rescued by the Asiatic Dawn. According to Toan, the PAF 4583 belongs to a Vietnamese named Nguyen Van Hau who is living in Malaysia. There are a total of 13 sailors on the ship.-VNA


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