Cargo ship sank in South China sea, no news on crew yet

Written by Maritime First

…As Cargo ship aground, Philippines***

General cargo ship TOAN PHAT 68 reportedly sank in South China sea some 4 nm off Qui Nhon port, Bình Dịnh Province, central Vietnam, at around 1030 LT Nov 30.

No other information available at the moment.

In the meantime, cargo ship POSEIDON 34 ran aground on northern coast of Capul island, Northern Samar, S of Legazpi, Philippines, at around 0315 UTC Nov 29, while en route from Legazpi to Tagbilaran, Philippines.

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The ship drifted ashore in rough weather, after reportedly, steering failure. Understood she’s in ballast. 21 crew rescued by Philippines Coast Guard, Navy and local police.

The crew remain located near grounding site, planning to refloat her as weather permits.




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