Container ships collided in Ho Chi Minh waters

Report emerged on collision between two container ships in Long Tau river, Ho Chi Minh, at around 0440 LT Fen 11. According to tracks and analysis involved ships are RESURGENCE and WAN HAI 288, with RESURGENCE moving upstream to Ho Chi Minh, WAN HAI 288 sailing downstream, from Ho Chi minh to Kaohsiung. RESURGENCE struck WAN HAI 288 portside with her bow, inflicting heavy damages to WAN HAI 288 portside cargo deck area, WAN HAI 288 got stuck into river bank after collision.
RESURGENCE resumed sailing and berthed at Ho Chi Minh container terminal at around 0930 LT, with a number of tugs. RESURGENCE arrived from Laem Chabang.
Judging from ships tracks, they were to pass by portside, but RESURGENCE suddenly took a sharp portside turn and struck WAN HAI 288 portside fore area.

Container ship RESURGENCE, IMO 9251169, dwt 11247, capacity 915 TEU, built 2002, flag Bahamas, manager KOTOKU KAIUN CO LTD.
Container ship WAN HAI 288, IMO 9871359, dwt 23803, capacity 2038 TEU, built 2021, flag Singapore, manager Wan Hai Lines.



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