Vietnamese boat chef missing in off Singapore

By Vu Ngoc Khanh, Thanh Nien News

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The Annie Gas 09. Photo: V.N.K. The Annie Gas 09. Photo: V.N.K.


The registered owner of a Vietnamese cargo boat are working with the authorities to look for a chef who went missing in waters between Indonesia and Singapore early this month.
Crew members of the Annie Gas 09 on Oct. 7 discovered that Nguyen Dinh Hung, 44, had disappeared when they didn't see him preparing breakfast as usual.
They informed the owner, Quynh Anh Commerce Company in Hanoi, and Ho Chi Minh City-based Japan-Vietnam Transport JSC which is authorized to use the vessel.
Border guards and naval officials in Indonesia and Singapore were also informed of the missing.
Luong Thi Sinh, director of Quynh Anh, told Thanh Nien on Tuesday that her company has provided all necessary information to the police.
Annie Gas 09, which frequents Northeast Asia - Southeast Asia maritime route, left the northern port city of Hai Phong for China on Sep. 25 with a crew of 20.
After loading more than 400 tons of gas in China, the vessel headed to the Philippines.
Hung went missing after the delivery, when the boat was being anchored in Singaporean waters near the Indonesian island of Batam.
A source told Thanh Nien that Hung had a violent brawl with another crew member on Sep. 27, and was wounded in the head.
The Hai Phong chef was friendly and responsible, the source said.

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