Thuan (VNA) – Nearly 300 tonnes of oil carried by the foreign vessel
Chemroad Journey stranded near Phu Quy Island off Binh Thuan province, were pumped
into its aft tanks to lighten it and raise the bow section of its grounded
tanks on June 18.
The move also aimed to ensure safety for the vessel and avoid an oil spill
during the rescue, according to Ho Chi Minh City-based High Sea Transport Joint
Stock Company, the representative of the vessel’s owner Cobalt Blue Shipping S.A
headquartered in the Republic of Panama. The salvage is being carried out by
Japan’s Nippon Salvage.
Five vessels participated in the rescue activities with vessel SAR 413 under
Vietnam’s Marine Search and Rescue Centre Region 3 tasked with supervising the
rescue activities and ensuring safety.
Chemroad Journey, flying a Cayman Islands flag, was stranded on June 10 some 52
km to the south of the island as it was travelling from Singapore to China with
27 crewmembers on board.
vessel, with its loading capacity of 33,500 tonnes, was carrying some 700 tonnes
of fuel oil, when it tilted 10 degrees to the left.-VNA