Sunday, 20 October 2019

Container ship capsized, sank, containers floating, South China sea FULL STORY

Oct 20 Update: There were 285 containers on board, most of them reportedly, went overboard and are floating around. The ship developed heavy starboard list and contacted traffic control center, capsized about an hour later. Oct 19 night news said traffic in the area either blocked or hampered.
Oct 19: Container ship VIETSUN INTEGRITY capsized and sank between buoys 28/30 on Long Tau river, while sailing downstream from Ho Chi Munh to Vung Tau, Vietnam, at 2330 LT (UTC +7) Oct 18. Hull is partially above water, a number of containers are floating around, 17 crew made to the shore, all safe, there were 290 containers on board.
Container ship VIETSUN INTEGRITY, IMO 9264776, dwt 8015, capacity 660 TEU, built 2003, flag Vietnam, manager VIET SUN CORP, Ho Chi Minh.

Oct 19:
Container ship capsized, sank, containers floating, South China sea
Container ship capsized and sank late at night local time Oct 18 off port in South China sea. Crew escaped, safe, many containers went overboard, floating around.
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