Another survivor, one body pulled from capsized boat off Shimen

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2016/12/11
By: Wang Chao-yu and Elizabeth Hsu

Taipei, Dec. 11 (CNA) A Chinese fisherman was pulled alive from the hull of a fishing boat Sunday, while the body of the captain was found on board, two days after it capsized off the coast of New Taipei City.

The survivor, identified as Lin Moufu (林謀福), was rescued at 10:50 a.m. after rescue workers cut open the hull of the vessel, which was carrying eight crew members when it capsized off Cape Fugui in Shimen District last Friday.

At about 2 p.m. Sunday, the body of the captain, Taiwanese Wu Tsung-te (吳聰德), was found in a cabin after the vessel was pulled upright.

The other five crew members, three Chinese and two Vietnamese, were still missing and were believed to be trapped in the wreckage of the Chin Jui Yi No. 88 (金瑞益88號), which washed onto a shoal off the city’s Shimen District on Sunday.

Meanwhile, Lin, the second survivor to be rescued since the accident occurred, appeared to be suffering from hypothermia and was taken to the Tamsui branch of Mackay Memorial Hospital but had no visible injuries, paramedics said.

Lin said he had been trapped in a cabin for two days, partially submerged and without food or water.    [FULL  STORY]

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