According to International news, on Wednesday 17th May, 39 people reported missing after a Chinese fishing boat capesized in the middle of the Indian Ocean.
he report said the crew includes 17 from China, 17 from Indonesia and five from the Philippines.
After the incident, chinese leader Xi Jinping and Prime Minister Li Qiang have ordered Chinese diplomats abroad, as well as the agriculture and transportation ministries, to assist in the search for survivors.
All-out efforts” must be made in the rescue operation, Xi was quoted as saying by the official Xinhua News Agency. Li ordered unspecified measures to “reduce casualties and strengthen safety management of fishing vessels at sea to ensure safe maritime transport and production.
The Philippine Coast Guard Command Center said that it was monitoring the situation and coordinating with the Chinese Embassy in Manila, as well as search and rescue teams operating near the vessel’s last known location.
The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) continues to coordinate a multinational search effort after a distress beacon signal was received by AMSA’s Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) in Canberra from the fishing vessel at about 5.30am (AEST) on the morning of 16 May.
As informed, along the Bay of Bengal at the Indian Ocean’s northern end, Myanmar and Bangladesh were undergoing recovery from a powerful cyclone that smashed into their coastlines, causing widespread destruction and at least 21 deaths, with hundreds of others believed missing.