Bulk carrier TIGER WEST suspect in hit&run, sinking fishing vessel
Bulk carrier TIGER WEST is a suspect in June 11 hit&run in South China Sea, while en route from Itaqui Brazil to Fangcheng, China. Unidentified freighter struck Vietnamese fishing vessel BV 4507 TS, and sailed away. Fishing vessel sank, 12 of the 13 crew were rescued by nearby fishing vessel, 1 crew died. Vietnamese authorities later identified freighter as HK-flagged bulk carrier TIGER WEST. Investigation under way.