The general cargo ship Hai Ha 28 sank on December 5, 2020. At the time, the vessel was anchored off the Vietnamese coast in the South China Sea. The ship is believed to have been attempting to wait out poor weather conditions when it began taking on water. There were 10 people on board the vessel, it is unclear if any sustained injuries in the sinking.
It can be dangerous to work in any industry when safety considerations related to dangerous weather conditions are not made. This is especially so when working on a ship. Safe maritime companies must ensure that their ships do not put the lives of their crew members and passengers at risk. When employers fail to account for dangerous weather conditions, catastrophic incidents can result. The risks of catastrophic death as a result of sailing into dangerous weather conditions must always be taken into account by safe maritime and cargo companies. Routes must be carefully planned in order to minimize risk. Ultimately in this instance, it is unknown what contributed to cause the sinking of this cargo ship. Our thoughts and prayers go out to those impacted by this tragedy.
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