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PANO – According to the Quang Binh Border Guard Command, as of January 2nd, joint rescue forces are still conducting the search to locate 13 of 14 missing fishermen from the sunken ship QB 93714TS in the Gianh Seaport on December 30th, 2012. At 10:00pm on January 2nd, rescuers had towed the ship ashore, but no victims have been found, and the search is ongoing.

In other developments, since December 30th, as nothing was heard from the trawler QB 93469TS, from Quang Trach District, Quang Binh Province, about 30 nautical miles from Gianh Seaport, Quang Binh Border Guard Command also deployed its troops and vessels to locate the ship, but there is no sign of it.

At 6:00am on January 2nd, the ship SAR 2701 of the Vietnam Maritime Search and Rescue Coordination Centre (Vietnam MRCC) towed the trawler BD 95098TS, with 7 sailors on board, to Thuong Diem Port in Ninh Thuan Province.

Previously, on January 1st, the trawler’s engine broke down, leaving it adrift at sea in bad weather. Upon receiving the mayday signal, the Vietnam MRCC sent its ship to rescue the fishermen in distress. Due to high waves and winds, it took the rescue force 12 hours to reach the “BD 95098TS” and then tow it to shore, with 7 fishermen on board.

Translated by Pham Huy