A general cargo vessel capsized and sank off Vietnam on 22 June, with the Vietnam Maritime Search & Rescue Coordination Center managing to save all eight seafarers.
he Vietnam Maritime Search & Rescue Coordination Center was alerted by the ship at the Hon Dau anchorage. As it said, the ship got into difficulty after anchoring in heavy seas off Hai Phong, and began to list.
With the master feared it would sink, he ordered everyone into life rafts. The Nam Thinh 126 sank shortly afterwards.
After the incident, four Hai Phong Port Authority ships headed to the scene, picking up the seafarers and passengers from the rafts.
All eight seafarers, as well as two passengers have been saved, and later informed that the vessel had 150 tonnes of fuel oil and three tonnes of diesel on board.
Fuel valves were closed before the seafarers left the ship.
No injuries or pollution have been reported.