Vietnamese tanker disappears

Vietnamese tanker disappears

Singapore: An oil tanker carrying 18 crew and 5,226 tons of oil products has disappeared while underway from Singapore to central Vietnam.

The Vietnam-owned Sunrise 689 (5,000 DWT, built 2012) went missing 40 minutes after leaving Singapore port at 6 pm on October 2nd, Nguyen Van Phuong, an official with the Vietnam Maritime Administration told reporters on Monday.

The vessel was scheduled to arrive in Quang Tri province, Vietnam, on October 5th. Vietnamese search and rescue authorities are now looking for the vessel. Piracy as not been ruled out.

The tanker is owned by Haiphong Fisheries Shipbuilding Joint Stock Co. [06/10/14]