Container ship contacted ferry terminal in Ho Chi Minh

Early in the morning Apr 2 container ship contacted pontoon ferry terminal on Nha Be river, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, while proceeding to container terminal berth. Ferry terminal suffered serious damages, no information on ship’s damages, understood slight or none. The ship obviously, went out of control and allided with pontoon and constructions, at minimal speed or moving on momentum. The ship wasn’t identified, but according to available photo and ships tracks, it is most probably, VINALINES DIAMOND, on arrival from Port Klang Malaysia. She was berthed after the accident, and as of 0740 UTC Apr 2, already left terminal.
Container ship VINALINES DIAMOND, IMO 9330288, dwt 13719, capacity 1118 TEU, built 2007, flag Panama, manager VINALINES.



Erofey is a Merchant Marine Captain with more than 20 years experience in commanding oil tankers. He works as a Captain, being most of his time at sea. He contributes maritime news.