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Fishing vessel sinks after colliding with Gemadept boxship off Vietnam

A Vietnamese containership and a fishing vessel collided some 30 nautical miles northeast of Con Co island, in the Gulf of Tonkin, Vietnam causing the latter to sink with two crewmembers missing.

The Gemadept-owned 1,060 teu boxship Green Pacific collided with TTH 92206TS at around 10,00 hrs local time on Saturday. The 2008-built vessel rescued seven fishermen after their vessel sank, six of whom were injured.

There were no injuries reported onboard the Green Pacific, which was diverted to Cua Viet port to disembark rescued men. The crewmembers of the sunken TTH 92206TS were taken to Hue Central Hospital for emergency treatment. Search and rescue continued for the remaining two fishermen.

Adis Ajdin

Adis is an experienced news reporter with a backgroud in finance, media and education. He has written across the spectrum of offshore energy and ocean industries for many years and is a member of International Federation of Journalists. Previously he had written for Navingo media group titles including Offshore Energy, Subsea World News and Marine Energy.

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