The 56 meter long, 1024 dwt freighter Lam Hong 26 sank in the Gulf of Tonkin near Hai Phong, Vietnam. The Lam Hong 26 had become disabled when its propeller had become entangled. The vessel went adrift in heavy winds and developed a significant list. The crew requested assistance with a rescue vessel responding. All eight crew were safely rescued before the Lam Hong 26 sank. The vessel was carrying iron ore from Nghe An to China.