DONG NAI (VNS) — A damaged 2000-tonne ship, with eight sailors onboard, was rescued and anchored for repairs yesterday in the southern province of Dong Nai, according to the provincial port authorities.
The authorities had received emergency distress signals from the cargo ship on Saturday, after it developed a crack two nautical miles after leaving port in the southern province of Binh Duong. Water rushed into the vessel through the four- centimetre-wide and one-metre-long crack and flooded its engine room.
Initial investigations revealed that the ship took on a wrong route and hit some rocks. However, no oil spills or injuries have been reported. — VNS