Vietnamese Boat Collides with Hong Kong Cargo Ship

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

August 8, 2016

Hong Kong-flagged cargo ship, Rich Better, collided with and sank Vietnamese squid boat BD 96660 in the East Vietnam Sea on August 2, 2016.

 
According to Tuoi Tre News, six Vietnamese sailors are safe and being taken to mainland China to await pick-up by Vietnam’s authorities.
 
The Vietnam Maritime Search and Rescue Coordination Center (MRCC) confirmed the six aboard boat BD 96660, which was hit and submerged by Hong Kong cargo ship Rich Better in the East Vietnam Sea, had been rescued by the Hong Kong vessel and were on the way to Shanghai.
 
According to the Vietnam MRCC, Rich Better collided with the Vietnamese boat at coordinates 12.17oN 110.38oE, 85 nautical miles east off Nha Trang City in south-central Vietnam, at around 9:00 pm on Tuesday while the former was on its way to Shanghai.
 
Following the collision, the local vessel capsized and sank, throwing into the water its six crew members, who had sailed off from the south-central Vietnamese province of Binh Dinh.
 
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