The crew member has been identified as Phan Ngoc Hau, 35, residing in Duong Dong town on Phu Quoc island.
Vu Duc Tien, deputy head commander of the High Command of Naval Zone 5, said after nearly two days of rescue workers searching, rescue forces finally found the missing crew member alive after being in the capsized barge at sea for nearly two days.
The crew member was discovered inside the barge and was immediately taken to Phu Quoc Polyclinic for emergency treatment. Mr Hau is in a stable condition.
Previously on the morning of January 13, a barge carrying bricks from Ha Tien to Phu Quoc capsized in waters roughly one nautical mile away from the Ong Doi cape in Phu Quoc island. There were three crew members onboard at the time. Two of the crew members, named as Phan Van Quang, 60, and Nguyen Duy Kha, 18 were able to swim to shore.
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