UPDATE: Oil Streak Found Near Site of Missing Vietnamese Ship, No Sign of Ship
The Vinalines Queen, a Vietnamese-owned cargo ship, is still missing since it disappeared off the Philippines earlier this week, despite extensive and aerial searches. An oil streak has now also been detected near the ship’s last known site.
Aside from this streak, rescue teams from both Japan and The Philippines have been able to find no traces of the vessel. Search efforts from both countries, as well as Taiwan have been suspended due to bad weather.
The Vinalines Queen was built in 2005 and had advanced technological systems made to send out signals in dangerous predicaments, even if the vessel was underwater. No signals have been sent out since the ship’s disappearance.
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