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7 Filipino fishers missing in Brunei


THE Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Monday said seven Filipinos were reported missing after their fishing vessel capsized off the coast of Brunei.

The DFA, through the Philippine embassy in Brunei, is actively monitoring developments following the sinking of the Brunei-flagged fishing vessel, Radims 2.

Eleven members of the crew were on board, seven of whom were Filipinos, the DFA said in a statement.
Ambassador to Brunei Christopher Montero said the embassy was closely coordinating with Brunei authorities for updates on the search and rescue operations with Malaysia.

According to the embassy’s Philippine Overseas Labor Office, the last communication between the owner of Radims 2 and its captain was on August 7.

Since then, Brunei’s National Search and Rescue Coordination Committee has sought assistance from the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency in locating the missing crew.

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