Vietnamese sailor rescued in Tokyo Bay after typhoon

(VOVWORLD) - A Vietnamese sailor from a foreign cargo ship which sank late Saturday in Tokyo Bay has been rescued by Japan’s Coast Guard, according to the Vietnamese Embassy in Japan. 

The Embassy said on Sunday that Pham Van Duc, one of two Vietnamese sailors on board the Panama-flagged ship which was hit by Typhoon Hagibis, was taken to a hospital in Yokohama city for treatment. According to the Embassy, Duc is recovering well. Nguyen Van Tri, the other Vietnamese sailor, and 6 foreign sailors are still missing. One Chinese sailor is confirmed dead.

The two Vietnamese nationals were among the 12-member crew of the 1,900-ton ship. Typhoon Hagibis, which struck Japan late Saturday, killed at least 25 people and briefly paralyzed Tokyo.