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Eighteen containers fall into river after cargo ship tips over in HCMC
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Eighteen containers fall into river after cargo ship tips over in HCMC

The Saigon Times

The Mongolian-flagged Alica cargo ship suddenly tips over while anchoring at the Tan Cang Hiep Phuoc in HCMC’s Nha Be District this morning, April 26 – PHOTO: VNA

HCMC – The Alica cargo ship sailing under the flag of Mongolia suddenly tipped over while anchoring at the Tan Cang Hiep Phuoc port in HCMC’s Nha Be District this morning, April 26, leading to 18 containers from the ship falling into the river.

On being notified of the incident, the HCMC Maritime Administration dispatched forces and vehicles to the scene and teamed up with the relevant units to move the salvaged containers to safe areas.

Preliminary investigation results showed that the cargo ship was anchoring at the port and was about to leave for Indonesia at the time of the incident. The 2,470-ton vessel was carrying 54 containers before it tipped over.

As of 2 p.m. on the day, the search and salvage team was still working to find the fallen containers. No human injuries were reported. The local competent forces are probing the cause of the incident.

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