The 186 meter long, 2861 dwt cruise ship Silver Shadow collided with the 2355 dwt container vessel An Phu Khang 07 at Ha Long Bay, Vietnam. Both vessels were proceeding in heavy fog when the Silver Shadow struck the An Phu Khang 07 nearly capsizing the vessel. The An Phu Khang 07 righted itself before it was spun around. The two vessels’ hulls scraped against each other until they finally seperated. Both vessels suffered bow damage, but were in no danger of sinking. No reports of injuries or pollution released.
Passengers on the Silver Shadow reported there was some chaos after the collision. Some passengers went to their stations while others were waiting for instructions. The master of the vessel announced 10 minutes later that the vessel was in no danger. Some reports list the incident as “minor”. An investigation into the incident was being conducted by Silversea, owners of the Silver Shadow.