A Vietnamese fishing boat has rescued three crew members of a Chinese fishing boat which sank off the Gulf of Tonkin, the Chinese Maritime Rescue Co-ordination Center said Tuesday.
Qiong Danzhou 11118 with five men on board reportedly sank near Bach Long Vi Island in the gulf Monday.
The Vietnamese boat managed to rescue three of the crew, according to Chinese authorities. China dispatched two rescue vessels to the site.
On Tuesday afternoon one of the rescue vessels recovered the body of one of the missing crewmen.
Vietnam’s National Committee for Search and Rescue said the search for the remaining man is continuing.