Tradewinds reported this morning that the 1,022 teu container ship Phu Tan capsized and sank in the South China Sea sending 27 crew and passengers into the water. A search is underway for the crew who reportedly took to the water in life jackets.
The Phu Tan enrolled in the Amver system on January 1, 1998 and is one of several Vietnamese ships participating in the Amver system.
Amver, sponsored by the United States Coast Guard, is a unique, computer-based, and voluntary global ship reporting system used worldwide by search and rescue authorities to arrange for assistance to persons in distress at sea. Learn more at http://www.amver.com
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