Vietnamese ship sinks following tanker collision

All 14 crewmembers of a Vietnamese general cargo ship were rescued after it collided with a tanker while sailing off Yangon in Myanmar yesterday, according to the Vietnam Maritime Rescue Coordination Center.

The incident happened in bad weather at 13:30 when the Dong Thien Phu Silver was cruising in bad weather.

The vessel sank after it collided with the product tanker Ocean Osprey, a ship controlled by Singapore’s Ocean Tankers.

Dong Thien Phu Silver is owned by Ho Chi Minh City-based Dong Thien Phu Mien Nam.

Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.
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