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Container ship lifted off southern coast

Update: May, 22/2014 - 08:00
Container ship Heung-A Dragon, which was submerged off the coast of southern Ba Ria-Vung Tau province last November, was successfully lifted on Tuesday. — Photo Huynh Ngoc Son

BA RIA-VUNG TAU (VNS) — Container ship Heung-A Dragon, which was submerged off the coast of southern Ba Ria-Vung Tau province last November, was successfully lifted on Tuesday.

According to Le Van Chien, director of the Vung Tau Port Authority, the South Korean ship is still tilted to a 5 degree angle due to a large hole measuring six metres wide and nine metres long.

The ship sustained heavy damage in a collision with another foreign cargo vessel from the Marshall Islands.

On May 16, local rescue forces retrieved more than 600 containers and pumped nearly 500 tonnes of oil from inside the ship. — VNS

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