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Chinese sailors stranded in Thailand return to China

10-14-2011 09:40 BJT

CHIANG SAEN, Thailand, Oct. 14 (Xinhua) -- Chinese sailors and their family members stranded in northern Thailand after two cargo ships were attacked last week, began their journey home early Friday.

Chinese sailors and their family members, who were stranded in northern Thailand after two
ships were attacked last week, start to return to China from Chiang Saen port, Thailand, on
Oct. 14, 2011. (Xinhua/Yang Dingdu)

The attack, which occurred on the Chiang Saen section of Mekong River, left 12 Chinese sailors dead and one missing.

Out of safety concerns, 164 people, including sailors and their family members, have been living aboard dozens of ships on Mekong River in Chiang Saen since the attack.

The ships escorted by a Chinese vessel with police aboard began their home journey at around 6 a.m.. Some speed boats of the Thai police were also seen guarding the Chinese ships.

 

Search for missing sailor continues at Mekong River

JINGHONG, Yunnan, Oct, 13 (Xinhua) -- A group of Chinese patrol vessels set out for Thailand along the Mekong River on Thursday to escort the stranded Chinese sailors and ships back home, said local authorities. <Full story>

 

Search team remains on lookout for missing sailor in Mekong River

BEIJING, Oct. 13 (Xinhua) -- Vice Foreign Minister Song Tao on Thursday summoned diplomatic envoys from Thailand, Laos and Myanmar and urged the three nations to intensify their investigation of a deadly attack on Chinese ships that occurred on the Mekong River. <Full story>

 

China urges probe into massacre of sailors

BEIJING - China on Thursday demanded swift action from three Southeast Asian countries as they investigate an attack on the Mekong River that claimed the lives of 12 Chinese sailors near the Thai-Myanmar border. One sailor remains missing. <Full story>

 

China calls for action to prevent ship attacks

China has demanded swift action by three Southeast Asian countries to prevent attacks on Chinese nationals on the Mekong River after 12 sailors died near the Thai-Myanmar border last week. <Full story>

Chinese sailors and their family members, who were stranded in northern Thailand after two
ships were attacked last week, start to return to China from Chiang Saen port, Thailand, on
Oct. 14, 2011. (Xinhua/Yang Dingdu)

Chinese sailors and their family members, who were stranded in northern Thailand after two
ships were attacked last week, start to return to China from Chiang Saen port, Thailand, on
Oct. 14, 2011. (Xinhua/Yang Dingdu)

Chinese sailors and their family members, who were stranded in northern Thailand after two
ships were attacked last week, start to return to China from Chiang Saen port, Thailand, on
Oct. 14, 2011. (Xinhua/Yang Dingdu)

 

 

Editor:Zhang Rui |Source: Xinhua

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