Marine accident round-up : 24th June 2022

General cargo ship Nam Thinh 126 (IMO 8669228) issued a distress signal at around noon on June 22nd when anchored at Hon Dau Anchorage, Hai Phong. The ship reported a heavy portside list and a danger of capsizing. Eight crew and two passengers were going into life rafts. The vessel, en route from Quy Nhon to Hai Phong with cargo of stones, was caught in a heavy swell while anchored, which apparently caused cargo shift, leading to the capsizing and sinking. All 10 people were rescued. There were a reported 153 tons of fuel on board, but the crew managed to seal off fuel tanks and fuel pipes before abandoning the ship, so no leak has been reported so far.

2009-built, Vietnam-flagged, 999 gt Nam Thinh 126 is owned and managed by Nam Thinh Trading Shipping Co Ltd of Diem Diem, Thai Binh Province, Vietnam.