The Din Ky tour ship sank again just after being salvaged up from a tragic accident that killed 16 people when it overturned and sank to the bottom of the Saigon River during a birthday party.
Din Ky ship lifted up from the Saigon river Photo: Nguoi Lao Dong
Early this morning, the ‘floating restaurant’ was successfully salvaged but at 9:30 a.m., it suddenly turned sideways and gradually sank.
However, 10 divers were mobilized to pump water out. They also managed to seal up several holes on the double-storey boat’s body and lifted it up 30 minutes after it went into this second sinking.
The ship is now afloat and ready for examination by relevant agencies.
Earlier, on the evening May 20, the two-storey cruise ship capsized and sank with 32 guests on board who were attending a child’s birthday party.
The accident killed 16 people and all of their bodies were found and sent home for burial.
The party was held by Quach Luong Tai, a businessman, to celebrate the birthday of his 3-year-old son Quach Hong Dat. Tai survived while all of his family died.
Below are scenes taken inside the ship by Nguoi Lao Dong and VnExpress.
The ship is ready for examination by relevant agencies
Incense burnt at the prow of the ship for the souls of the victims
A state of ruin on the ship
The opening that leads down to the engine room, where the body of 9-year-old Pham Xuan Khanh, the last of the victims, was found yesterday.
A toy is found on the ship floor. Beside it are some birthday gifts for Quach Hong Dat, 3 years old, who died along with eight of his relatives.
Bowls, plates and glasses for the party are scattered across the kitchen area.
Several life jackets are found on the first floor.
A LCD screen is found on the first floor of the ship.
The ceiling of the first floor
The first floor, where the birthday party was held and where fifteen bodies were found after 7 hours of search.