The 79 meter long, 3095 dwt cargo vessel Việt Thuận 68 collided and sank off Nam Dinh, Vietnam. The Việt Thuận 68 had collided with the coastal vessel Phuong Linh 16 sustaining hull damage including water ingress. The crew of the Phuong Linh 16 transferred a pump over to the Việt Thuận 68 while it took it under tow back to port. Two other vessels arrived on scene to help escort the crippled Việt Thuận 68 being towed by the Phuong Linh 16. Before the vessels reached the safety of port, the pumps failed to stop the flooding. Before the Việt Thuận 68 sank, all nine crew were safely rescued. No reports of injuries.