LISA AUERBACH, a 12,684 DWT general cargo ship has collided with MY AN 1, a Vietnam-flagged general cargo ship, resulting in the latter sinking, while its upper bridge remained above the waterline. The incident occurred in the morning of 14th September, at the Vung Tau Anchorage, off southern Vietnam. As per the reports, all 17 crew-members from the 8,232 DWT MY AN 1 were rescued before the ship sank, by LISA AUERBACH, and are safe.
The 8,232 DWT MY AN 1 was laden with about 10,000 tonnes of clinker and some 40 tonnes of fuel onboard, when it collided with the 2008-built LISA AUERBACH. Till now, there are no reports of oil spills or cargo leakage from the ill-fated MY AN 1.
The Liberian-flagged LISA AUERBACH arrived from Thailand’s Laem Chabang Port, at the Vung Tau Anchorage after sailing for 7 days, when it hit the 1994-built MY AN 1.
As of the evening of 14th September, LISA AUERBACH remains anchored at the Vung Tau Anchorage, while extensive investigations are being carried out about the accident.