The bodies of a missing couple who were fishing at sea were recovered on Wednesday, more than a week after their boat collided with an oil tanker south of Hong Kong. The Marine Department said it was notified by the Guangdong Provincial Maritime Search and Rescue Centre that the sunken fishing boat was located near the site of the accident, outside Hong Kong waters. The dead couple were located off Lamma Island. One of the bodies was spotted near the surface while the other was found in the cabin of the submerged boat. A source familiar with the situation said the couple’s daughter identified the bodies as those of her parents Ho Yuk-ki, 66, and Lo So-mui, 62. Missing couple believed to have been on fishing boat that sank after tanker collision At about 8.45am on March 12, the 13-metre fishing boat sank quickly after colliding with an oil tanker 1.8km outside Hong Kong’s maritime border. None of the 13 crew members on the Tian Yi 5, a mainland-registered vessel 97 metres in length, were injured, but it was unclear at the time how many people were on the fishing boat while authorities from both sides launched search and rescue efforts. Hong Kong police, the Fire Services Department and the Government Flying Service were involved, with the operation overseen by the Marine Department’s Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre. A day later, the couple’s 36-year-old daughter filed a report to police, after her parents had gone missing. They were last seen in their home on Ap Lei Chau Main Street on the night of March 10. The couple had been in the fishing industry for more than 30 years, and used to catch rabbitfish in the morning around waters near the Dangan Islands, selling their catch in Aberdeen. The pair were said to have left Aberdeen Typhoon Shelter on March 11 and were supposed to return the following day. The tanker, which was travelling from Qingdao to Shenzhen, was not detained after the collision. On Monday, it was moored at Dongjiang near Nizhou in Dongguan, Guangdong province, according to marine vessel tracking website Marine Traffic. The Marine Department said on Wednesday that it would follow up on the case.