Fishing boat sunk by oil tanker off of Lamma Island found, 2 bodies recovered

A view of the scene of a collision between an oil tanker and a fishing vessel near Lamma Island today. Photo via HK Police Force.
A view of the scene of a collision between an oil tanker and a fishing vessel near Lamma Island today. Photo via HK Police Force.

Authorities today confirmed that the fishing boat that collided with an oil tanker near Lamma Island last week has been found, and that the bodies of two people believed to have been killed in the accident have been recovered.

A spokesperson from the Marine Department confirmed to Coconuts HK that they were notified of the discovery by the Guangdong Maritime Search and Rescue Center yesterday.

The spokesperson didn’t confirm the identities of the two deceased, and said that they were still following up on the discovery.

For the past week, police have been searching for Ho Yuk-ki and his wife, Law So-mui, an fishing couple in their 60s who were reported missing in the hours after the Tuesday morning collision off the southern coast of Lamma Island.

According to Apple Daily, the two bodies were found on the southern side of Hong Kong Island yesterday afternoon by vessels from the mainland, which then reported the find to maritime authorities in Guangdong.

Hong Kong’s Maritime Department is currently arranging for the family members of the missing couple to identify the bodies.

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