JavaScript is off. Please enable to view full site.

Liberian cargo ship sinks Vietnamese vessel off Vietnam’s southern port

Liberian cargo ship sinks Vietnamese vessel off Vietnam’s southern port

Wednesday, September 15, 2021, 10:18 GMT+7
Liberian cargo ship sinks Vietnamese vessel off Vietnam’s southern port
The My An 1 ship sinks off Ba Ria - Vung Tau Province, Vietnam, September 14, 2021. Photo: Dong Ha / Tuoi Tre

The port authority in southern Ba Ria - Vung Tau Province has discussed plans to salvage a Vietnamese ship carrying 10,000 metric tons of clinker that was rammed and sunk by a Liberian cargo vessel on Tuesday.

Liberia’s Lisa Auerbach vessel with a tonnage of more than 12,500 metric tons collided with Vietnam’s My An 1 ship during its voyage from Vung Tau, the capital city of the southern coastal province, to Ho Chi Minh City on Tuesday morning.

The My An 1 ship was anchored about 7.2 nautical miles south-southwest of Vung Tau Cape, carrying nearly 10,000 metric tons of clinker, at the time of the collision.

As the Vietnamese ship sank, the Lisa Auerbach managed to rescue all of 17 crew members of the vessel.

The My An 1 ship. Photo: Vung Tau Maritime Port Authority

The My An 1 ship. Photo: Vung Tau Maritime Port Authority

Authorities have prepared to deal with an oil spill from the My An 1 ship, which was laden with about 40 metric tons of fuel oil before the collision.

Functional forces discussed solutions to remove the oil from the wreck, tow it ashore, and set up warning buoys around its last location.

The accident did not affect ship safety and traffic off Vung Tau’s port, according to an official from the Vung Tau Maritime Port Authority.

No signs of oil spills had been detected at the scene of the accident as of Tuesday afternoon.

A ring of warning buoys is placed around the scene where the My An 1 ship sunk off Ba Ria - Vung Tau Province, Vietnam, September 14, 2021. Photo: Dong Ha / Tuoi Tre

A ring of warning buoys is placed around the scene where the My An 1 ship sank off Ba Ria - Vung Tau Province, Vietnam, September 14, 2021. Photo: Dong Ha / Tuoi Tre

Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter to get the latest news about Vietnam!

Tuoi Tre News

More

Read more

;

Photos

VIDEOS

Vietnam’s Mekong Delta celebrates spring with ‘hat boi’ performances

The art form is so popular that it attracts people from all ages in the Mekong Delta

Vietnamese youngster travels back in time with clay miniatures

Each work is a scene caught by Dung and kept in his memories through his journeys across Vietnam

Experience summer sand-boarding in Mui Ne

Sand-boarding, a popular activity amongst local children in the coastal tourism town of Mui Ne in south-central Vietnam, is attracting hundreds of tourists to the Red Sand Dunes

Latest news