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Chemical tanker stranded in Vietnam with 1814 tons of oil

Staff Writer |
A chemical tanker registered under the Cayman Islands on the way from Singapore to China is being stranded near an island in Vietnam's central Binh Thuan province.

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The 20,108-ton Chemroad Journey, which is carrying 27 people, 1,701 tons of fuel oil and 113 tons of diesel oil, is being stranded some 28 nautical miles from Phu Quy island, Vietnam's National Search and Rescue Committee said on Sunday afternoon.

The Vietnamese side is ready to coordinate with Chemroad Journey to help the tanker if it requests, as well as to cope with potential oil spills.

A chemical tanker is designed to transport chemicals, such as industrial chemicals, clean petroleum products, palm oil and methanol, in bulk.

The Cayman Islands, a British overseas territory, encompasses three islands in the western Caribbean Sea.

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