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Container ship capsized in South China sea

Christian Fernsby |
Container ship Vietsun Integrity capsized and sank on Long Tau river, while sailing downstream from Ho Chi Munh to Vung Tau, Vietnam, at 2330 LT Oct 18.

Topics: CONTAINER    SHIP    CHINA   

Hull is partially above water, a number of containers are floating around, 17 crew made to the shore, all safe, there were 290 containers on board.

There were 285 containers on board, most of them reportedly, went overboard and are floating around.

The ship developed heavy starboard list and contacted traffic control center, capsized about an hour later.

Oct 19 night news said traffic in the area either blocked or hampered.


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