CARGO SHIP HITS REEF, SANK OFF HAI PHONG, VIETNAM

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Cargo ship MINH QUANG 03 with 4700 tons of coal on board suffered steering failure, went off fairway and struck a reef in Cat Ba island waters, Hai Phong, at night May 19. Hull in bow area was breached, the ship started to take in water and reportedly, ran aground some 2 miles off Cat Ba island coast, understood to avoid sinking. 9 crew abandoned the ship on life rafts and later were rescued, all are safe. The ship was en route from from Quang Ninh to Quang Binh.

Posted in Accidents by Mikhail Voytenko on May 21, 2021 at 16:00