The general cargo ship An Phu Khang 079 ran aground in the early Sunday morning (Oct 11) some 500 meters of Con Co island southeast coast, Dong Ha province waters in Vietnam.

The vessel was caught in adverse weather conditions.

The freighter loaded with 1500 tons of nitrates started to take on water and finally sank with stern resting on bottom, partially above waterline.

The ship’s crew of 10 jumped overboard in life jackets. All seamen were rescued by a fishing vessel nearby.

The 2013-built vessel, sailing under the flag of Vietnam was en route from Hai Phong to Dong Nai when the incident occurred. The ship’s managing company is An Phu Khang Trading Service.

Source: Maritime Bulletin