River cruise ship sinks under tow

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]

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