The coastal cargo vessel Duc Cuong 06 sank in the Gulf of Tonkin near the Nghi Son, Vietnam. The Duc Cuong 06 was headed to Ho Chi Minh from Nhgi Son with approximately 4600 tons of clinker on board. Authorities were alerted an hour after leaving port that the vessel was in trouble and requested assistance. The 10 persons on board, nine crew and one passenger, were able to abandon ship before the vessel sank. The 10 people were rescued by nearby port authorities vessels. No report of injuries.
The cause of the sinking was not reported, but the sinking is under investigation by authorities at Thanh Hoa.