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2 more Pinoys confirmed dead in ship sinking

Pia Lee-Brago - The Philippine Star

MANILA, Philippines - Two more Filipino crewmen of a South Korean fishing vessel that sank in the Bering Sea off the coast of Russia’s Far Eastern Chukotka region Monday have been confirmed dead.

Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) spokesman Charles Jose said yesterday their names would be released once their next of kin have been notified.

As of yesterday, seven of the 13 Filipino crewmen of the ill-fated Oryong-501 are still missing.

Three have died and three were rescued.

The DFA identified on Wednesday the Filipino fatality as Jessie Aluvera Londres, 25, single. 

The rescued Filipino crewmen are Rowell Aljecera, Teddy Parangue Jr., and Micol Sabay.

The survivors were taken aboard Russian ships Karolina-77 and Zaliv Zadiyaki, along with the retrieved bodies.

Eight more bodies were recovered on Thursday: two Filipinos, two Indonesians, two South Koreans, and two unidentified crewmen.

The fishing vessel’s crew was composed of 35 Indonesians, 13 Filipinos, 11 South Koreans and a Russian inspector.

A huge wave, about 24 feet, hit the vessel while   trawling, immediately flooding its hold.

Bad weather is hampering rescue efforts.

BERING SEA

CHARLES JOSE

DEPARTMENT OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS

FAR EASTERN CHUKOTKA

JESSIE ALUVERA LONDRES

MICOL SABAY

ROWELL ALJECERA

SOUTH KOREAN

SOUTH KOREANS

TEDDY PARANGUE JR.

WEDNESDAY THE FILIPINO

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