Tag Archives: Cargo Vessel

Binh Duong 688

Binh Duong 688
Photo: dantri.com.vn

On March 23, the 1970 dwt cargo vessel Binh Duong 688 ran aground off the Hon Gom Peninsula near Saigon, Vietnam. The Binh Duong 688 was proceeding with 1900 tons of coal when a fishing vessel was spotted crossing in its path.  The cargo veered away to avoid colliding with the fishing vessel and ran up on to the rocks.  The cargo vessel sustained hull damage in the bow, cargo hold and engine room.  The Binh Duong 688 suffered water ingress and the engine room flooded.  All 9 crew on board were rescued safely.  Reports state the vessel still had some 6,000 litres of diesel fuel on board.

Hai Phong Collision

QNG98879TS

On March 20, the 1934 dwt cargo vessel Anh Duy 168 collided with the fishing vessel QNG-98879 TS off Hai Phong, Vietnam. The fishing vessel was struck amidships and quickly filled with water.  As the QNG-98879TS sank,  the 9 crew on board abandoned ship.  All were rescued by the Anh Duy 168 and by another fishing vessel nearby.  The 15 tons of fish on board was lost.

Saint George

Saint George
Photo: nok-schiffsbilder.de

The 131 meter long, 8500 dwt cargo vessel Saint George allided with the lock gate on the Kiel Canal at Brunsbüttel, Germany. The Saint George was entering the northern lock when it suddenly increased speed.  The crew attempted to stop the vessel with an emergency anchoring, but both anchors were unable to stop the vessel from the striking the lock gate. The gate sustained serious damage making the lock inoperable. The Saint George’s bulbous bow was holed and the bow sustained a gash. No reports of injuries. The Saint George was detained by the water police pending an investigation.