Bulk Jupiter, a Bahaman cargo ship with all-Filipino crew members sank on Friday, January 2, 2015 in the East Vietnam Sea, some 150 nautical miles off Souther Vung Tau City. According to some international news site, the vessel sank for “unknown reasons” with all of the 19 Filipinos mostly from Cebu and the rest of Visayas where on board the ill-fated ship.
Personnel of the Vietnam Maritime Rescue Cooperation Center (MRCC) rescued one and recovered two bodies of the crew members according to reports which also added that the seafarers on board sent emergency signas at 11:30 AM on January 2, 2015.
According to authorities, the search for the crew members of the ship which carried 46,400 tons of iron ores from Malaysia to China is currently ongoing.
GMA News also reported that there are three Filipinos believed to be killed during the sinking incident. The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) Asec Charles noted that the Philippine Embassy in Hanoi is coordinating with Vietnam authorities to gather more information about the sinking of the cargo ship.
Meanwhile, the management company of the Filipino seafarers involved, the Magsaysay Maritime Corporation, reports on the sinking of Bulk Jupiter have already been filed with the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) and the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE).
Based upon the latest update from Vietnamese news agency, the rescued sailor was identified as the cook while the other body recovered by the rescuer was identified as the captain’s body.
Here’s the List of Filipino Crew Members According to r.tuoitre.vn