Bulk carrier drifted aground, Gulf of Tonkin VIDEO

Bulk carrier VTB STAR dragged anchor and drifted aground at Ba Don town beach, Quang Binh Province, Vietnam, Gulh of Tonkin, at around 0330 LT (UTC +7) Oct 17. No damages so far reported. The ship is in ballast.
Bulk carrier VTB STAR, IMO 9180009, dwt 28666, built 1997, flag Vietnam, manager VIETNAM SEA TRANS CHARTERING.



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