Day: September 7, 2017

Hai Duong 09

Hai Duong 09

Hai Duong 09
Photo: thehindu.com

The 111 meter long, 10959 dwt cargo vessel Hai Duong 09 capsized while in port at Visakhapatnam, India. The Hai Duong 09 had emptied its ballast tanks and dock workers had begun the loading a cargo of iron billets.  After some 1200 metric tons of cargo had been loaded, the cargo shifted to starboard and developed a heavy list. The vessel struck the quay and partially capsized at the berth. Six of the 26 dock workers on board were injured during the incident. Reports state the cargo had been improperly loaded and not secured which resulted in the capsizing. Port authorities have stated that the cargo will be removed and the Hai Duong 09 will be righted. No details on damage to the quay or vessel and if any pollution was released in the incident.