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Body of missing crewman on oil tanker fire found

Hong Kong search and rescue team on January 11 found the body of a missing crewman in the fire of Vietnamese oil tanker Aulac Fortune near the coast of Lantau island off Hong Kong (China).

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Scene of the incident (Source: AFP)

The victim is believed to be Nguyen Van Cong, 35, a native from the Mekong Delta province of Ben Tre. He was one of the two missing persons in the incident that occurred on January 8. 

The search for the remaining victim is still underway. 

The 17,500-tonne vessel caught fire about one nautical mile to the south of Lamma island off Hong Kong when it was being refuelled by an oil barge. 

There were 27 crew members on board, including 25 Vietnamese and two Hong Kong persons. The incident left one dead and two others missing. 

Officials from the Vietnamese Consulate General in Hong Kong visited the injured sailors in hospital and offered necessities to them.

Meanwhile, Hong Kong authorities and the owner of the vessel also arranged accommodation to crewmen following the incident.

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