Foreign vessel, Vietnamese fishing boat collide

A foreign vessel, suspected to be an oceangoing tanker fled the scene after hitting a local fishing boat Saturday in waters near northern Hai Phong city, leaving nine fishermen stranded.
The scene where the accident took place was reportedly 70 nautical miles from Cat Ba town, Do Son district, Hai Phong city.

The boat sank, with two of the nine critically injured, said Tran Manh Hai, head of Hai Phong Frontier Post 54.