Cargo ship sank in waters of southern Vietnam

Cargo ship BACH DANG sank off resort town Mui Ne, southern Vietnam, in the evening Mar 14, while en route from Vinh Tan power plant to Vung Tau with cargo of 1,500 tons of ash. The cause of accident unknown, it was said only, that the ship submerged, understood after suffering water ingress. 7 crew were rescued, and are safe. There’s one photo taken on the beach and allegedly, capturing BACH DANG wreck – looks like it’s a wreck of a capsized ship.
Cargo ship BACH DANG, MMSI 574014321, length 74 meters, flag Vietnam.



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