Cargo ship sank after collision with container ship, Vietnam, 1 crew missing

Container ship VINAFCO 28 collided with cargo ship TRUONG NGUYEN 136 off Tam Quan, central Vietnam, South China sea, at around 0430 LT (UTC +7) Apr 7. Container ship is en route from Haiphong to Ho Chi Minh, cargo ship was en route from Hon La to Can Tho, loaded with 4320 tons of clinker. TRUONG NGUYEN 136 sank after collision, of 10 crew on board 9 were rescued by VINAFCO 28, 1 went missing, local fishermen joined SAR and continue search. VINAFCO 28 sailed to Qui Nhon and anchored there.
Container ship VINAFCO 28, IMO 9128984, dwt 7040, capacity , built 1996, flag Vietnam, manager TU LUC CONG TY CO PHAN.
Cargo ship TRUONG NGUYEN 136, MMSI 574000410, flag Vietnam.



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