…As Three ferries collide in Sunda Strait***
A Vietnam-flagged cargo ship sank in the South China Sea after being caught in stormy weather.
The vessel, Toan Phat 68, capsized in the vicinity of Quy Nhơn Port on November 30, 2019, Thanh Nien reported.
The captain sank with the ship and died. His body was reportedly found some two nautical miles from the sinking location.
The remaining ten crew members managed to get into life rafts. They were rescued by a Vietnamese SAR boat later that day.
Operated by Thien Tan Trading and Transport, the 3,200 dwt self-discharging singledecker was built in 2003.
In 2016, Toan Phat 68 was involved in another incident in the South China Sea when it collided with and sank a fishing vessel, according to data provided by VesselsValue.
In the meantime, three ferries, anchored at southern anchorage of Bakauheni Port, Sumatra, Sunda Strait, collided in the morning Dec 3.
Ferry AMARISA dragged her anchor and collided, consequently, with ferry NUSA ASUNG and with ferry SUKI 2, according to ships’ tracks.
All the ships sustained damages.
World Maritime News with additional reports from Fleetmon