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Vietnamese freighter capsized, and sank off Hai Phong

General cargo ship NAM THINH 126 issued a distress signal at around noon on Jun 22, anchored at Hon Dau Anchorage, Hai Phong. The ship reported a heavy portside list, the danger of capsizing, 8 crew, and 2 passengers going into life rafts.

NAM THINH 126 was en route from Quy Nhon to Hai Phong with a cargo of stones, she was caught in heavy swell while anchored, understood there was cargo shift, which caused capsizing and sinking. All 10 people were rescued.

There are reported, some 153 tons of fuel on board, the crew managed to seal off fuel tanks and fuel pipes before abandoning the ship, and no leak reported so far.

NAM THINH 126 (IMO: 8669228) is a General Cargo Ship registered and sailing under the flag of Viet Nam. Her gross tonnage is 999 and her deadweight is 1983.

NAM THINH 126 was built in 2009. NAM THINH 126 length overall (LOA) is 70 m, and a beam is 10.8 m. Her container capacity is 0 TEU. The ship is operated by NAM THINH TRADING SHPG CO LTD.

The current position of NAM THINH 126 is in the South China Sea with coordinates 14.61851° / 109.13564° as reported on 2022-03-01 04:31 by AIS to our vessel tracker app. The vessel’s current speed is 7.3 Knots

The vessel NAM THINH 126 (MMSI: 574012522) is a Cargo It’s sailing under the flag of [VN] Vietnam.

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