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Search for 45 missing people halted

In Uncategorized on December 24, 2010 at 4:27 am

The National Committee for Search and Rescue has halted the search for 22 people on the BV 4248TS and 23 others, on the Phu Tan vessel.

The search for 45 missing people, including 23 on the Phu Tan Vessel (in the photo) has been ‘called off’ after one week of searching (Photo: Lao Dong)

In a document sent to navy and army forces, the committee permitted them to end the weeklong search. The two vessels with 45 people on board were found missing at sea, due to bad weather and strong northeasterly winds.

According to the High Command of Border Guard, for the 45 people to survive in the rough sea for this long time, is extremely low.

The northeasterly winds have left 7 dead and 45 missing. In addition, 25 boats have been sunk and 20 others have been damaged.

Meanwhile, rescue forces have not yet had contact with another boat.

In the last few days, the rescue officials and workers have saved 20 boats with 130 people, and guided other 14 with 226 men to safety.

On Wednesday, seven fishermen on the fishing boat BĐ 96321-TS, which sank 95 kilometers east of Song Tu Tay Island,  were taken to Cam Ranh Port in Khanh Hoa Province.

Related articles:
Northeasterly winds cause havoc for central residents
Seven fishing boats sunk in Vung Tau
Two of five missing fishermen found dead in Thua Thien-Hue

Source: SGGP

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