14 Vietnamese rescued from sunken ship in Myanmar

By Le Quan, Thanh Nien News

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A file photo of the Dong Thien Phu Silver cargo vessel. Photo credit: Ship Spotting A file photo of the Dong Thien Phu Silver cargo vessel. Photo credit: Ship Spotting

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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, according to the Vietnam Maritime Rescue Coordination Center.
The incident happened at 1:30 p.m. when the Dong Thien Phu Silver was cruising in bad weather.
The vessel sank after it collided with the Dominican-flagged oil tanker Ocean Osprey.
At 5:50 p.m. on the same day, Myanmar rescue officers announced that all 14 people onboard were saved. They will be sent home soon. 
Dong Thien Phu Silver is owned by Ho Chi Minh City-based Dong Thien Phu Mien Nam JSC.
According to Marine Traffic, a tracking website, the vessel arrived in Yangon after leaving the Port of Bintulu in Malaysia. It was unclear what kind of the cargo it was carrying.

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