Two crew memebers onboard Hong Kong-flagged bulker Hony Future fell into the cargo hold of the vessel on Monday, amid rough sea conditions.
The vessel was enroute from Iran to China, the incident occurring when the ship was near Vung Tau in southern Vietnam. The captain said the incident was caused by rough seas and strong winds.
One of the crew Yu Jiannan died soon after he fell, while the other crew Ding Guandong suffered serious injuries and was sent to Vung Tau for emergency care.
The vessel is owned by Minsheng Jiade (Tianjin) Shipping and managed by Honlucky (Hong Kong).