Bangkok: A river cruise vessel being towed for repositioning in Southeast Asia sank on December 21 leading the cruise operator to rejig its cruise calendar. The 60-passenger Saigon Pandaw sank in Malaysian waters while being moved from Vietnam to Myanmar. The hull of the 2012-built ship took on water and capsized, Pandaw River Cruises said in a statement.
Pandaw will re-accommodate all passengers onto its other vessels, or offer a full refund of their cruise fare.
For the remainder of the season, Pandaw is going to deploy the 10-passenger Kalay Pandaw in Myanmar, a vessel that launched in 2013. [03/01/14]