The captain of a fishing vessel is feared dead and one observer is reported missing after the large boat sunk between the sea waters of Elmina and Takoradi.

Three persons on board the vessel have been rescued and undergoing treatment.

Information gathered by JoyNews indicate that the Menghxin 11 vessel sunk in the early hours of Saturday with all the crew on board but fortunately some were able to swim to a nearby vessel, with the name Menghxin 6.

The crew was hauling a net that had so much fish in it. The crew, it is reported had some difficulty pulling the net full of fish to the vessel. Around that same time, it was raining heavily couple with thunderstorms. The vessel, according to the survivors, could not sustain the balance on one side and sunk with all the crew on board.

The rescue mission began with the nearby vessel, Menghxin 6, and the Ghana Navy later joined. The Navy has been combing the incident area and is still on a search of other survivors. So far, the body of the captain of the vessel has been recovered but the observer on board the vessel is yet to be found.