General cargo ship sinks off Vietnam

General cargo ship An Phu Khang 079 (1,943dwt, built 2013) suffered from water leakage in its engine room while it was carrying 1,500 tons of nitrates from Hai Phong to Dong Nai in Vietnam in rough weather conditions yesterday.

The vessel sent distress signals to local maritime safety authorities and nearby vessels to request help. Ten crew members onboard jumped off the ship with life jackets, and all were picked up by a fishing vessel nearby.

The vessel, which is managed by An Phu Khang Trading Service, finally sank off the coast of Dong Ha province.

Jason Jiang

Jason is one of the most prolific writers on the diverse China shipping & logistics industry and his access to the major maritime players with business in China has proved an invaluable source of exclusives. Having been working at Asia Shipping Media since inception, Jason is the chief correspondent of Splash and associate editor of Maritime CEO magazine. Previously he had written for a host of titles including Supply Chain Asia, Cargo Facts and Air Cargo Week.
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