Vietnamese freighter capsized, sank off Hai Phong

General cargo ship NAM THINH 126 issued distress signal at around noon Jun 22, being anchored at Hon Dau Anchorage, Hai Phong. The ship reported heavy portside list, danger of capsizing, 8 crew and 2 passengers going into life rafts. NAM THINH 126 was en route from Quy Nhon to Hai Phong with cargo of stones, she was caught in heavy swell while anchored, understood there was cargo shift, which caused capsizing and sinking. All 10 people were rescued. There are reportedly, some 153 tons of fuel on board, crew managed to seal off fuel tanks and fuel pipes before abandoning the ship, no leak reported so far.

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