The Vietnamese Coastal
Information System Station that received the distress signal instantly
alerted the S&R units in the region of the accident and tried to
contact the tanker for further information but didn't get any response.
Later on the same day, Vietnamese Coast Guard confirmed that tanker ship Theresa Bitung encountered fire in the engine room and crew members completely lost control of the ship. All people were forced to abandon the damaged Theresa Bitung vessel.
According to reports, relevant agencies were requested to assist the distressed tanker vessel and got feedback from the vessels operating in the area of the accident to support the burning Theresa Bitung tanker.
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