Thai freighter heavily listed, engine room flooded, Gulf of Tonkin UPDATES

General cargo ship NORDANA SOPHIE suffered water ingress, flooded engine room, in the morning Nov 28 or in the evening Nov 27, at Hai Phong / Vinh Ang anchorage. The ship arrived from Hong Kong on Nov 26. Understood the ship heaved anchor and started to move after water ingress, but had to anchor again, developing heavy portside list and most probably, being disabled. Crew probably evacuated. As of 0400 UTC Nov 28, the ship was in the same position, with tug at her side. Situation is developing, awaiting update.

UPDATE: 18 crew evacuated, water ingress started at around 0400 ICT Nov 28. No news yet on salvage.

UPDATE: The ship was in ballast, to load steel at Son Duong Port (Hai Phong / Vinh Ang). She capsized, probably resting on bottom portside, partially above waterline.

General cargo ship NORDANA SOPHIE, IMO 9205562, dwt 8976, built 1999, flag Thailand, manager JUTHA MARITIME PCL, Bangkok.



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