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 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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