Disabled Vietnamese freighter taken to safety UPDATE

May 23 UPDATE: The ship suffered engine failure, she was towed to
May 22 UPDATE: Towed or escorted by tug TAN GANG 65 (IMO 9738650) to Van Phong Bay, Ninh Tinh, north of Cam Ranh, as of 0800 UTC was proceeding at slow speed towards probably, anchorage area.
General cargo ship HOANG THINH 268 reported disabled, adrift off Cam Ranh, Vietnam, South China sea, since morning May 21. As of 1200 UTC May 21, ship’s status, condition unclear, she was moving in northern direction at some 3 knots speed, probably on tow.
General cargo ship HOANG THINH 268, IMO 9338668, dwt 5361, built 2005, flag Vietnam, manager HOANG THINH IMPORT, Haiphong.



My name is Nikolay Torkin, I’m Merchant Marine Master, presently in command of feeder container ship trading in South East Asia. My family lives in Prague, Czech Republic. Mikhail provides me with daily accidents reports, I send him information with regards to accidents and container ships.