2 missing after cargo ships collide off Vietnamese coast

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The location where the Thanh Dat 01 collided with the Guo Shun 21 on August 8. Photo credit: MRCC The location where the Thanh Dat 01 collided with the Guo Shun 21 on August 8. Photo credit: MRCC

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Rescuers are searching for two people after a Vietnamese cargo ship collided with a foreign vessel some 118 nautical miles northeast from the beach town of Vung Tau late Monday.
The missing persons are captain Dang Van Khuong, 56, and engineer Duong Van Minh, 45, of the Vietnamese ship Thanh Dat 01, the media reported.
According to the Vietnam Maritime Search and Rescue Coordination Center (MRCC), the incident happened at 11:58 p.m. when the Thanh Dat 01 collided with the Guo Shun 21, a Micronesia-flagged cargo ship, and sank.
The Vietnamese vessel with 11 people onboard was carrying 2,718 tons of steel coils from Vung Tau to the central province of Thanh Hoa. Nine of them were rescued by the Guo Shun 21 crew.
MRCC has sent a ship to the site to join the search and rescue mission, together with two other ships from nearby waters.

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