19 Feb '11, 7am

Vietnam detains sunken boat's captain, crew, owner: Vietnamese authorities have detained the captain, crew and o...

HA LONG BAY, Vietnam – Vietnamese authorities have detained the captain, crew and owner of a Ha Long Bay tour boat, police said Saturday, two days after 12 passengers drowned when their vessel sank as they were sleeping. The director of Truong Hai Co., which owns the boat that went down in the picturesque bay, the vessel's captain and five crew members were detained for questioning, said Quang Ninh province police spokesman Le Thanh Binh. The local port authority allowed overnight cruises to resume operations after docking all boats following the sinking before dawn Thursday that claimed the lives of 11 foreign vacationers and their Vietnamese tour guide. It was Vietnam's deadliest tour boat accident since the country opened up to foreign visitors 25 years ago. Vu Van Thin, chief administrator of Quang Ninh, said the government would offer $1,000 to each of the foreign vic...

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