Liberian ship sinks Vietnamese vessel, 17 rescued

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A Vietnamese ship carrying nearly 10,000 tons of clinker was sunken by a Liberian ship in an accident off the coast of Vung Tau on Tuesday.
Liberian ship sinks Vietnamese vessel, 17 rescued

The My An 1 ship, carrying the clinker from the northern province of Quang Ninh to Ho Chi Minh City, was being anchored near a buoy about 12 km away from Vung Tau, which borders HCMC, to clear a Covid-19 checkpoint at around 2:30 a.m. The Lisa Auerbach, which was carrying goods and on its way to the Lotus port in Ho Chi Minh City, collided with it, the Marine Administration of Vung Tau said.

All 17 people on the My An 1 were rescued and taken on the Lisa Auerbach. The 15 people on the Lisa Auerbach were unharmed.

Besides the clinker, the My An 1 ship was also carrying around 40 tons of oil. Authorities have pinpointed the sunken ship's location to monitor it and issue maritime safety warnings.

The Marine Administration of Vung Tau said no oil spill has been detected as of Tuesday afternoon, and rescue forces are on standby in case.

All people involved in the incident have been taken into Vung Tau for Covid-19 quarantine as a precaution. An investigation is ongoing.

Source: VNE

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