Vietnamese authorities rescue 18 Thai crewmembers

The Port Authority of Ha Tinh Province has announced the rescue of 18 Thai crewmembers after their cargo ship encountered difficulties outside of Vung Ang-Son Duong Port in Ky Anh Township.

Vietnamese authorities rescue 18 Thai crewmembers
Crewmembers were rescued when their cargo ship encountered difficulties at Son Duong Port of Ky Anh Township, Ha Tinh Province. — VNA/VNS Photo

At about 4am on Thursday, crew on Thailand’s Nordana Sophia ship discovered a hole in the hull with sea water filling the vessel and causing the ship to tilt on, entering the port.

The 9,000 tonne-deadweight tonnage ship was on the way to the Vietnamese port to load cargo.

Upon receiving news of the incident, Ha Tinh Province’s Port Authority coordinated with local border guard forces and functional agencies to immediately deploy rescue boats and forces to the scene.
At noon on Thursday, all crew members were safely brought ashore.

 

The Nordana Sophia ship left Hong Kong on its way to Việt Nam’s Vung Ang-Son Duong Port. There were 178 tonnes of fuel onboard. - VNS

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