According to the news in the Chinese media, the Chinese-flagged fishing vessel with a total of 39 crew, including 17 Chinese, 17 Indonesians and 5 Filipinos, capsized in the Indian Ocean at around 03:00 pm local time yesterday. It was reported that there was no news from the crew on the ship "Lupenglaiyuanyu 8".
Chinese President Xi Jinping has instructed ministries to assist with search and rescue efforts. Xi said the rescue operation required "total effort".
In the statement made by the Philippine Coast Guard, it was noted that the situation in the region was monitored, and it was in coordination with the Chinese Embassy in Manila and the search and rescue teams operating near the last known location of the ship. Search operations in the area continue.
Source: Ihlas News Agency