General cargo vessel runs aground off Vietnam

General cargo vessel runs aground off Vietnam

Hanoi: General cargo vessel Hai Truong 36 (1,013 dwt, built 2002) ran aground in the morning July 5 off the coast of Binh Thuan province in southern Vietnam.

The vessel was carrying rice from Hai Phong.

Local maritime authorities has sent rescue team for the vessel, which avoided the risk of capsizing through ballasting after it was tilted about 20 degrees. The crew members remain onboard.

Last night the vessel offloaded about 500 tons of rice and refloating of the vessel will start today.

Jason Jiang

Jason worked for a number of logistics firms following his English degree, then switched this hands-on experience to writing and has since become one the most prolific writers on the diverse China logistics industry writing for a host of titles including Supply Chain Asia, Cargo Facts and Air Cargo Week. Jason’s access to the biggest shippers with business in China has proved an invaluable source of exclusives.

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1 Comment

  1. Kumara Raj
    July 6, 2015 at 9:07 am

    How did 1,013dwt vessel carry 3,000mt cargo?