Disabled freighter adrift, Gulf of Tonkin

General cargo ship TIEN DAT 36 on Jul 19 was reported to be disabled after mechanical breakdown, adrift in Gulf of Tonkin, some 40 nm ESE of Hai Phong. Ship’s AIS is off since early July, ports of departure/destination unknown.
General cargo ship TIEN DAT 36, IMO 8666094, dwt 2258, built 2006, flag Vietnam, manager TIEN DAT SHIPPING SERVICE, Ho Chi Minh.



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.