A Chinese cargo ship sank in Vietnam's sea waters, leaving 13 Chinese sailors missing, while nine others rescued, according to the Chinese General Consulate in the country's southern Ho Chi Minh City on Friday.
The ship Anjin carrying 5,000 tons of steel and cast iron departing from Shanghai city for Singapore sank 135 nautical miles off southern Vung Tau coast on Nov. 22 due to strong winds. Two petroleum services ships operating nearby rescued nine sailors.
The nine people have been taken to the southern city of Vung Tau. After being informed about the accident, the consulate has done rescue and assistance works. Its officials visited the rescued sailors on Thursday.
Rescuers are searching for the 13 missing people.
(Xinhua News Agency November 25, 2005)