1 Dead, 7 Missing at Ship Collision Offshore Vietnam


A Singaporean cargo ship and a Vietnamese fishing boat collided offshore Vietnam’s southern Vung Tau province in early Monday morning, leaving at least one people killed and seven missing, local VNExpress reported.

Singaporean cargo ship Sima Saphire on its way from Vietnam’s southern Ho Chi Minh City to Malaysia, collided with the Vietnamese fishing boat with 16 people on board, at a site about 50 nautical miles south of Vung Tau province.

The collision threw all 16 fishermen to the sea, of whom 8 were rescued by the Singaporean ship while the others were missing.

The report quoted Le Van Chien, director of the Ativan Online Vung Tau Port Administration as saying that the accident happened around 2 a.m. on Monday (GMT 1900 on Sunday).

Sima Saphire

Vietnam’s Maritime Search and Rescue Coordination Center in Zone 3 organized the rescue on short notice of the incident, which involves two rescue ships SAR 413 and SAR 272, and other local fishing boats operating in the surrounding areas.

A helicopter of the Air Force Regiment 917 was also sent to help in locating the missing fishermen, according to the report.

As of 9 a.m. on Monday (GMT 0200), one victim was found dead while 7 others were still missing.



Source: http://www.marineinsight.com/



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