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​Chinese ship carrying 110 tons of buffalo meat sinks off northern Vietnam

Sunday, June 24, 2018, 19:03 GMT+7
​Chinese ship carrying 110 tons of buffalo meat sinks off northern Vietnam
A Chinese ship sinks off the northern Vietnamese province of Quang Ninh on June 23, 2018 in this photo supplied by the Van Gia Port border guard office.

A Chinese ship carrying more than 110 metric tons of frozen buffalo meat has capsized off the northern Vietnamese province of Quang Ninh.

The vessel, numbered 0345, overturned shortly after leaving Van Gia Seaport in Mong Cai City, Quang Ninh Province for China on Saturday.

The ship was carrying a total of 116 metric tons of frozen buffalo meat, the border guard office at Van Gia confirmed on Sunday morning.

The incident occurred in the maritime area about two nautical miles northeast of Mong Cai, causing water to quickly flood the ship.

After being notified of the situation, officers from the port’s border guard and customs offices, in coordination with the Vietnam Ports Authority and a Chinese ship operating nearby, exerted prompt rescue efforts and were able to bring all crew members to safety.

Competent authorities are applying certain measures to salvage the vessel and prevent an oil leak.

They have been facing multiple challenges due to rough seas and strong winds.

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Duy Khang / Tuoi Tre News

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