Bulk carrier hit and run, Vietnam

Coastal fishing vessel 94727TS with 6 crew was struck by a cargo ship early in the morning Jul 16 some 4 nm southeast of Da Nang, central Vietnam, South China sea. Cargo ship reportedly stopped, but soon sailed away, and didn’t attempt to assist or rescue distressed fishermen. Fv 94727TS sank, fishermen were rescued by nearby fishing vessels, all reported safe. Cargo ship was identified later as bulk carrier VINACOMIN HANOI, and contacted by Coast Guard. The ship admitted involvement in collision accident.
Bulk carrier VINACOMIN HANOI, IMO 9581772, dwt 7764, built 2010, flag Vietnam.



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