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All crewmembers rescued from sunk container vessel

The Vietnamese vessel Vietsun Integrity, carrying 17 crew members and 285 containers, capsized and sank on Long Tau river, outlying district of Can Gio in Ho Chi Minh City on October 19.

According to the Office of the National Committee for Disaster Response, Search and Rescue, all the crew members and containers have been brought to safety.

Owned by Nhat Viet Joint Stock Company, the 800-tonne vessel was en route from Hai Phong to Ho Chi Minh City.

Transport Minister Nguyen Van The requested prompt actions to prevent the 150 tonnes of oil leaked from the ship from spreading further, and ordered an investigation on the incident.

Earlier on October 18, the fishing vessel QNg 96437 TS sank, about 7 nautical miles to the east-southeast of Chan May cape, the central province of Thua Thien-Hue. All the fishermen got ashore safely./