Shipwreck victims brought to shore

Monday, 2015-01-05 10:42:00
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NDO/VNA - A rescue ship brought one survivor and two bodies from the wrecked cargo ship Bulk Jupiter to Vung Tau city in southern coastal Ba Ria – Vung Tau province, on January 4.

The Bahamas nationality ship with 19 members on board, carrying iron ores from Malaysia to China, sank 150 nautical miles off the southeastern coast of Vung Tau on January 2.

The survivor, who is now in stable condition, is chef Angelito Capindo Rojas, while the bodies of Captain Ronel Acueza Andrin and a 24-year-old sailor Jerome Maquilang Dinoy were recovered.

Search is continuing for the 16 other crewmembers, with the participation of three Vietnamese ships and 8 foreign vessels during the past two days, according to director general of the maritime search and rescue coordinating centre Nguyen Anh Vu.

Poor weather conditions, believed to have caused Bulk Jupiter’s accident, have proved difficult for search efforts.