Freighter sank in South China sea, 10 crew rescued

General cargo vessel An Phu Khang 079 ran aground early in the morning Oct 11 some 500 meters of Con Co island southeast coast, Dong Ha province waters, Vietnam, in adverse weather conditions. Vessel loaded with 1500 tons of nitrates started to take on water, and finally, sank, with stern resting on bottom, partially above waterline, see photo. 10 crew jumped overboard in life jackets, and was rescued by a fishing vessel nearby. Vessel was en route from Hai Phong to Dong Nai.
General cargo vessel An Phu Khang 079, IMO 9686845, dwt 1943, built 2013, flag Vietnam, manager AN PHU KHANG TRADING SERVICE.

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