One Dead in Vessel Collision off Vietnam

Vietnam rescue vesselIllustration; Image Courtesy: Quang Ninh Maritime Port Authority

The captain of an inland cargo ship has died following a collision involving a bulk carrier off Ha Long Bay, Vietnam.

The 1,620 dwt cargo vessel collided with the 60,434 dwt wood chips carrier Daio Southern Cross in the early morning hours of January 7, local media cited a report from Quang Ninh Maritime Port Authority.

Shortly after the collision, the cargo ship reportedly split in two and sunk. At the time, the unit was crewed by 5 seafarers. Four sailors were rescued, while the body of the fifth crew member was found in the ship’s cabin following a search and rescue operation.

Relevant authorities have launched an investigation into the incident and asked the Panama-flagged Daio Southern Cross to remain in Hon Gai anchorage as information regarding the collision are being collected.

AIS data provided by Marine Traffic shows that the wood chips carrier, crewed by 20 sailors, was on its way from Mishima, Japan at the time.

World Maritime News Staff

Share this article

Follow World Maritime News

In Depth>

Events>

<< Sep 2019 >>
MTWTFSS
26 27 28 29 30 31 1
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30 1 2 3 4 5 6

The Smart Ship Exchange

The Exchange will look at the issues involved with increasing autonomy in shipping with an introduction to the concept…

read more >

3rd MarSat Workshop

The MARSAT project wants to operationalise and standardise EO products and aims to develop…

read more >

Global Sustainable Shipping Forum 2019

The event will provide valuable insights from conference sessions, great networking opportunities and will offer…

read more >

OEE Conference & Exhibition 2019

OEE2019 is organised by Ocean Energy Europe, the industry association representing ocean energy in Europe.

read more >