Divers recover two additional bodies from sunken oil tanker
Ba Ria-Vung Tau — Divers from the Viet Nam Salvage Company recovered two more bodies on Saturday at the site of the sunken Duc Tri BWEG oil tanker, bringing the number of victims found so far to three.
The first body was recovered by divers from the Southern Marine Search and Rescue Centre on Saturday morning about six nautical miles from where the tanker went down. It has yet to be identified.
The second body was recovered from the sunken ship at noon. It was later identified as Pham Ba Hiep, a mechanic born in 1982 in northern Hai Duong Province’s Tu Ky District.
The diving team had to stop working on Saturday afternoon due to strong winds and high waves.
Meanwhile, it was reported on Saturday that oil from the sunken vessel had reached Bai Sau resort in Vung Tau City and had spread along the coast to Xuyen Moc District.
The Duc Tri oil tanker, carrying around 1,700 tonnes of oil, sank on March 2 en route from HCM City to central Da Nang City. The accident was reported by the BTh 1159TS fishing boat after it rescued a member of the ship’s crew, identified as Luong Van Luu, on March 4. — VNS
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