Krairatch Dignity ship sinks

By Accidents

No casualties were reported about the incident but the container suffered a lot of damage.
The Vung Tau Port Authority has taken the black box of the Thai-flagged ship - KRAIRATCH DIGNITY. The vessel collided with a TRUONG HAI STAR (Vietnamese container tanker).
The authorities wanted that the captains of the 2 ships submit detailed reports about the accident. A hundreds of billions of dong were lost(VND1 billion = US $48 000) in goods on the sunken ship.
In the same time, the Investigation Police Department of Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province has started an investigation to understand the cause of the accident.
Earlier an information says that the Truong Hai Star was carrying 66 containers, of which 26 containing 64 brand-new cars, when the hit occurred off BaiTruoc beach at 11:30 pm on April 9.
The Truong Hai Star was on its destination from Quang Nam Province to Ho Chi Minh City, while the Thai boat, with a tonnage of 40 000 tons, was on its way out to sea.
All 16 crew members of the vessel were saved by rescue boats.