Tanker Sinks Following Collision with Car Carrier in Myanmar

The capsized Myan-Aung
The capsized Myan-Aung

Seventeen crewmembers of a Myanmar-flagged tanker were rescued Sunday following a collision with car carrier on the Yangon River near Thilawa Port, Myanmar.

Local media has reported that the Myanmar Energy Ministry-owned Myan-Aung tanker collided with the Malacca Highway car carrier on Sunday afternoon at about 3pm local time. The Myan-Aung capsized and eventually sank following the collision.

The 17 crewmembers were rescued by a Myanmar navy ship. No casualties have been reported.

The collision occurred as the Myan Aung was returning to Yangon from Mawlamyine after unloading oil.