All 14 crew members of a Vietnamese cargo ship were rescued after it collided with a tanker while sailing off Yangon in Myanmar on Monday (Jan 25), according to the Vietnam Maritime Rescue Coordination Center.


Cargo ship DONG THIEN PHU SILVER - Image by Werapon SC / shipspotting 

The incident happened at 1:30 p.m. LT when the general cargo ship Dong Thien Phu Silver was cruising in bad weather.

The vessel sank after it collided with the Dominican-flagged oil tanker Ocean Osprey. It was unclear what kind of cargo Dong Thien Phu Silver was carrying.

Freighter Dong Thien Phu Silver sank after collision with tanker OCEAN OSPREY off Myanmar

Image: Wallace Cray

At 5:50 p.m. on the same day, Myanmar rescue officers announced that all 14 people on board were saved.

Dong Thien Phu Silver is owned by Ho Chi Minh City-based Dong Thien Phu Mien Nam JSC. Both vessels were en route to Yangon Myanmar when the incident occurred.