Rescuers have found the body of a 23-year-old crewman who went missing when three vessels collided in the Saigon River on Feb. 10.
Nguyen Quang Tu, who was one of the 12 crewmembers of the boat Bien Nam 17 which was sunk in the accident, was found in the boat’s engine room.
At 3:30 pm on Friday, Bien Nam 17, which was carrying over 3,000 tons of clinker from Quang Ninh to HCMC, suffered strong waves and then lost control when it reached a section between HCMC’s Nha Be District and Dong Nai Province’s Nhon Trach District.
The boat then crashed into two boats, Maritime 36 and Agnes, which were anchoring in the area.
The collision broke the right side of Bien Nam 17, causing it to sink later.
Of the 12 crew members who fell into the river after the accident, 11 were saved but Tu remained missing.
Most of the 8,000 liters of oil in the boat’s tanks were spilled on the river after it sank.
A local salvage company is using specialized devices to control the oil spill.