Cargo Ship Dragged And Struck At Bridge

ROYAL 09, a general cargo ship had dropped anchor some distance away from the Dong Nai Bridge which is North East Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam.

Unfortunately a high tide hit the ship dragging her upstream which caused her to hit the bridge.

This accident occurred at around 1620 ICT ( UTC +7) on April 15.

The traffic on the bridge was averted while the bridge sustained slight damages.

The ships stern suffered some loss.

In about an hour, 3 tugs were used to pull out the ship and bring it to standstill at a safe location.

Nobody was injured in this incident and traffic also has been resumed.

General cargo ship ROYAL 09, IMO 9560807, dwt 2368, built 2011, flag Vietnam, manager Royal Maritime JSC, Haiphong.


Source: Maritime Bulletin

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