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Jan 3, 2015

04:44:09 GMT--Vehicle Accident - Asia - Vietnam

EDIS Number: VI-20150103-46533-VNM

Date / time: 03/01/2015 04:41:20 [UTC]

Event: Vehicle Accident

Area: Asia

Country: Vietnam

State/County: East Vietnam Sea

Location: [Some 150 nautical miles off southern Vung Tau City]

Number of Deads: 2 person(s)

Number of Injured: N/A

Number of Infected: N/A

Number of Missing: 16 person(s)

Number of Affected: N/A

Number of Evacuated: 1 person(s)

Damage level: Heavy


A Bahaman ship Bulk Jupiter with all-Filipino crew members sank on Friday in the East Vietnam Sea, some 150 nautical miles off southern Vung Tau City. News site reported the vessel sank for "unknown reasons" with all the 19 Filipino crew members aboard during the incident. Vietnam Maritime Rescue Cooperation Center (MRCC) rescued one and recovered two bodies of the crew members, the report said. Also, it said the seafarers sent emergency signals at 11:30 a.m. on January 2. The search for the other crew members of the ill-fated ship carrying 46,400 tons of iron ores from Malaysia to China, is ongoing. GMA News Online is still contacting the Department of Foreign Affairs for more updates on the incident.

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