Shipowner to pay for fishing boat after hit-and-run accident 

Shipowner to pay for fishing boat after hit-and-run accident 

 Shipowner to pay for fishing boat after hit-and-run accident 

The owner of a container ship PACIFIC EXPRESS has been held down for compensation to fishermen over their lost boat and other loses after the ship hit the boat on the Vietnam waters and ran away. 

According to FleetMon, a ship tracker, PACIFIC EXPRESS was identified by Vietnamese Maritime Authorities and Coast Guard, as the ship involved in the hit-and-run accident. 

The Quy Nhon Maritime Port Authority in a statement, issued on Apr 25 said the container ship struck fishing boat off Quy Nhon Port, Binh Ding Province, central Vietnam, on April 10. 

“Fishing boat sank, three fishermen on board were thrown into water. Container ship didn’t stop and continued sailing, fishermen were rescued by nearby fishing boats. 

“Owner of container ship is to compensate fishermen for lost boat and other losses,” FleetMon reported on Sunday. 

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