|The ship sinks off in the waters between Thanh Hóa Province and Nghệ An Province on Sunday. — Photo baogiaothong.vn|Viet Nam News
THANH HÓA — Rescue forces are trying to prevent an oil spill incident that might occur after a ship carrying 18 tonnes of diesel sank in the waters between Thanh Hóa and Nghệ An provinces on Sunday.
The cargo ship, named Đức Cường 06, sank when it was on the way from Thanh Hóa Province’s Nghi Sơn Port to HCM City’s Long Bình Port, the Maritime Administration of Thanh Hóa said. The ship’s body was reportedly broken. All 10 crewmen were rescued by fishing boats nearby.
The ship, which is also carrying around 5,000 tonnes of clinker, has now sunk 13 metres below sea level.
The maritime administration has informed all vessels running in and out Nghi Sơn Port about the location of the sunken ship so that they avoid the spot.
The cause of the incident is being investigated. — VNS