|Saturday, 5th September 2015
|Phan Thiet, Vietnam
|No injuries or death
It was on Saturday, 5th September 2015, when the 41m long Binh Thuan-16 a passenger cum cargo vessel, underway with about 150 passengers, ran aground soon after she lost her engine power and propulsion control due to a power blackout.
As approaching the Phu Quy coast, the ship lost her propulsion power, drifted onto a reef and hit rocky shallow. This breached the vessel below her waterline and caused the water ingress. The passengers were evacuated safely by the marine coast guards and there were no injuries as well as oil spill reported.
Investigation revealed that sedimentation along the estuary could have been contributed for this accident. Local authorities said that the vessel will be salvaged after completing the breach repair.
Source: Vessel Finder