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General cargo ship HAI HA 28 issued distress signal at around 0500 LT (UTC +7) Dec 5, reporting water ingress, flooded engine room, sinking. The ship anchored in Cu Lao Cham island waters, off Quang Nam Province, central Vietnam, South China sea, to wait out rough weather and dock at Chu Lai port, Quang Nam province with cargo of cement, and later suffered water ingress. Understood the ship sank and is resting on bottom, being partially above waterline. 9 crew and 1 passenger who were on board, were safely evacuated.

 

 

 

 

Source: https://www.fleetmon.com/maritime-news/2020/31897/anchored-cargo-ship-sank-south-china-sea/