Vietnamese authorities rescue 18 Thail crewmembers

Update: November, 28/2019 - 17:16
Crewmembers were rescued when their cargo ship encountered difficulties at Sơn Dương Port of Kỳ Anh Township, Hà Tĩnh Province. — VNA/VNS Photo

HÀ TĨNH — The Port Authority of Hà Tĩnh Province has announced the rescue of 18 Thai crewmembers after their cargo ship encountered difficulties outside of Vũng Áng-Sơn Dương Port in Kỳ Anh Township.

At about 4am on Thursday, crew on Thailand’s Nordana Sophia ship discovered a hole in the hull with sea water filling the vessel and causing the ship to tilt on, entering the port.

The 9,000 tonne-deadweight tonnage ship was on the way to the Vietnamese port to load cargo.

Upon receiving news of the incident, Hà Tĩnh Province’s Port Authority coordinated with local border guard forces and functional agencies to immediately deploy rescue boats and forces to the scene.

At noon on Thursday, all crew members were safely brought ashore.

The Nordana Sophia ship left Hong Kong on its way to Việt Nam’s Vũng Áng-Sơn Dương Port. There were 178 tonnes of fuel onboard. — VNS

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