Tanker accident, 4 Filipino crew injured, one in critical condition

Product tanker WHITE SHARK experienced not clarified kind of trouble in South China sea off southern Vietnam coast on Dec 29 or earlier, tanker turned to Vietnam and requested medical assistance to 4 injured crew, one badly, with fractured leg bones, ribs, head wounds and extensive bleeding. Vietnamese SAR ship was sent to medevac injured crew and deliver them to Nha Trang, they’ve been transferred to hospital in the morning Dec 30. As of 0530 UTC Dec 30, tanker was in position off Nha Trang, speed 4 knots. Tanker is en route from Malaysia’s Kirteh Oil Terminal, port of destination unknown. “Working accident” was mentioned. All 4 injured are Filipino seamen: Ritche Magbanua, Joseph Villacastin, Rodolfo Castro and Clyde Josef Boilosa.
Product tanker WHITE SHARK, IMO 9349655, dwt 20896, built 2007, flag Marshall Islands, manager BAY CREST MANAGEMENT PTE LTD, Singapore.





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