A cruise ship carrying 10 foreign tourists crashed into three anchored boats and sank one of them while leaving a pier in Nha Trang in central Vietnam Sunday.
The vessel, piloted by Banh Thanh Duy, 31, first hit a boat that broke up and sank in five minutes. No one was aboard it.
The ship went on to hit two other boats, causing minor damage.
The foreigners on board panicked and screamed. They were quickly taken back to shore, where they canceling their plan to sail around Nha Trang Bay.
A person managing the pier said Duy’s vessel could have had some gear problems. The investigation is continuing.