- Seven foreign sailors saved by fisherman
- Three Vietnamese rescued from sunken Korean ship
- Three Indonesian sailors return home
The ship lost contact with the shore and sank near Basuo port in Dongfang city.
All 14 survivors are now safe and in stable condition.
Relevant Vietnamese agencies are working with Chinese authorities to bring the crew home to Vietnam.
Hanoi (VNA) – Do TrungHieu, a kidnapped Vietnamese sailor, has been rescued by authorised agencies ofthe Philippines, announced the Consular Department under the Foreign Ministryon August 21.The department said it hascontacted with Philippine authorised agencies to verify the information andinstructed the Embassy of Vietnam in the country to prepare necessary measuresand help the rescued sailor return home. [Vietnam works with Philippines to rescue kidnapped sailors]Do Trung Hieu and five othersailors, namely Pham Minh Tuan, Hoang Vo, Tran Khuong Dung, Hoang Van Hai andHoang Trung Thong, were abducted with their Royal 16 ship off Sibagu island ofBasilan, the Philippines, in November 2016.…... [read more]
On its November 1 issue, Tien Phong (Vanguard) newspaper reported that the murder happened on October 16 on board a Japanese fishing boat operating in international waters near the Ivory Coast, in which the Vietnamese sailor was shot dead by the Taiwanese first mate in a fighting. Duong got the job on the fishing boat under a labour contract between Song Hong Corporation and the ship owner through the intermediary of the Qiang Deng - Taiwan company.... [read more]
The Panama Canal Authority ACP identified the sailors as Le Duc Chinh (22 years old), Dao Ngoc Trung (27), Tran Van Duong (21), and Ho Tranh Tung (30).Panama’s National Air and Navy Service is temporarily accommodating the rescued sailors. They have expressed their desire to return home as soon as possible.In 2007, Panama police rescued six Vietnamese crew from the same waters after they abandoned their Taiwanese ship to escape employer abuse.... [read more]
Many Vietnamese fishermen go to work aboard foreign vessels, mostly Taiwanese and Korean, with dreams of a better life. 37-year-old Nguyen Van Duong from Ha Tinh has to live on a wheelchair after working for a Korean fishing vessel But for some, it turns into a nightmare of horrific working conditions, poor compensation, accidents, disability, and even death on foreign soil.Almost every fishing village in Vietnam’s central region has men working on South Korean or Taiwanese fishing boats.In some, their numbers run into hundreds.Nguyen Van Duong, 37, of Ky Khang Commune in Ha Tinh Province’s Ky Anh District is among…... [read more]
The fishing boat was found capsized about 110km east of Homigot port on March 3 (Photo: Yonhap News)Seoul (VNA) – Republic of Korean (RoK) rescue forces have entered the fourth day scouring the country’s waters for six Vietnamese sailors who remained missing after their fishing boat was found capsized about 110km east of Homigot port on March 3. Pohang city’s coast guards said 10 specialised vessels of the coast guard force of the nearby cities of Pohang, Ulsan and Busan, along with two fisheries vessels and three aircraft have been deployed in the search. The searching area is from where the last…... [read more]
The hostages recently released (Photo: theguardian.com)Hanoi (VNA) – Vietnam’s diplomatic staff have met the three Vietnamese nationals, who are among sailors held hostage by Somali pirates from 2012 and recently rescued, and they are expected to return home in the near future. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs ordered the Vietnamese Embassy in Tanzania send staff to Kenya shortly after receiving information about the 26 crewmembers of ship Naham 3, including three Vietnamese, set to be freed and sent to Kenya. They were kidnapped by Somali pirates in March 2012. The diplomatic staff arrived at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport on October 23…... [read more]
The Japanese Coast Guard discovered three lifebuoys near the city of Mutsu in Aomori. It was later confirmed that the lifebuoys were from the same Taiwanese ship from which the missing sailors had reportedly jumped off. — Photo wikipedia.org HA NOI (VNS) — The Viet Nam News Agency reported that search and rescue operations are being carried out to find six Vietnamese sailors, aged between 18 and 23, who went missing last Sunday.The shipmates of the missing sailors had seen them jump off a Taiwanese ship on which they were working, 18km off Hokkaido in Japan.The body of a man…... [read more]
HA NOI — Three Vietnamese sailors died and at least seven others injured after the blaze of a South Korean ship, the Jung Woo 2, while it was fishing in the Ross Sea, about 3,700km southeast of New Zealand - near Antarctica. The South Korean Embassy in New Zealand confirmed that the three sailors lost their lives while sleeping aboard the burning ship. The NZ Rescue Co-ordination Centre received signals calling for help from the burning ship on Tuesday. There were 40 crew on board including 23 from Viet Nam. The Vietnamese Embassy in New Zealand is co-operating with the…... [read more]
Ships are docked near a Taiwanese fishing village (Illustration photo: AFP)The location of three Vietnamese sailors who went missing from a Taiwanese fishing vessel off the coast of the northern Japanese prefecture of Hokkaido is still unknown, despite active search efforts by all parties.Taiwan’s ship Hsiang Fur Far reported that on the night of October 8, three Vietnamese crew members – Le Van Thuc, Thieu Dinh Thuong, and Nguyen Dinh Nga – jumped into the sea, about 12km out from Hokkaido’s Shiraoi Port.The Japan Coast Guard deployed five ships and two planes to search for the sailors soon after being…... [read more]
Police in the Malaysian state of Selangor have rescued 26 Vietnamese women following a raid at an entertainment center in Bandar Botanic township, according to media reports. Three Indonesian, eight Chinese and four Lao women have also been freed during the raid, the Vietnam News Agency and Malaysia’s The Star Online reported Wednesday. The women, aged between 18 and 35, were forced to work as so-called "guest relations officers" and are believed to be victims of human trafficking, according to the Malaysian daily. A 36-year-old Malaysian man, who was the business manager, was arrested during the raid, a police officer…... [read more]