* We have received reports that a collision has taken place between two container ships, RESURGENCE and WAN HAI 288 whilst navigating the Long Tau River, Vietnam on 11 February 2023.
* RESURGENCE has a gross tonnage of 9,443 tonnes and a carrying capacity of up to 920 TEUs and was on a rotational voyage calling at Laem Chabang (Thailand), Cat Lai, Haiphong and Dinh Vu (Vietnam), Tanjung Priok, Tanjung Emas and Tanjung Perak (Indonesia), Manila (Philippines), Qinzhou, Mawan and Nansha (China), at the time of the incident.
* WAN HAI 288 has a gross tonnage of 20,899 tonnes and a carrying capacity of up to 2,038 TEUs and was on a rotational voyage calling at Cat Lai and Danang (Vietnam), Taipei, Kaohsiung and Taichung (Taiwan), Busan and Onsan (South Korea), Hakata, Osaka and Rokko Island (Japan) at the time of the collision.
* It is reported that the bow of RESURGENCE struck the fore portside area of WAN HAI 288, causing significant damage to the fore deck area of WAN HAI 288.
* WAN HAI 288 is also reported to have grounded and a number of containers stowed on board WAN HAI 288 are reported to have been damaged or dislodged as a result of the collision.
* RESURGENCE is reported to have sustained damage to the cargo deck area but later resumed its voyage to Cat Lai Port, Vietnam. There are currently no reports of loss or damage to containers stowed on board the vessel.
* Cargo damage and associated recovery issues are likely to arise as a result of the collision, but it is also possible that General Average and/or Salvage issues will arise, possibly necessitating the provision of security on behalf of the cargo on board either vessel. W K Webster is able to assist in both recovering cargo losses arising from this incident, and also in the provision of General Average and/or Salvage security, should that become necessary.
* We are continuing to monitor the situation and will provide updates to this report once further information becomes available. In the meantime, we recommend that you contact us if you are concerned with any cargo on board either vessel so that we may start taking steps to protect your interests.