Tuesday, 26/10/2021

Notice to Mariners

The large floating object drifted on Vietnam Sea


Ref: The large floating object drifted on Vietnam Sea

No. 250/TBHH-TCTBĐATHHMN dated Dec 29, 2015

BTN – 13 – 2015

Waters:          Vietnam offshore.

VMS-South would like to inform:

About 17h45’ GMT+7 on December 18, 2015 at the illegal construction wharf area on Ba Binh island (Taiwan calls Taiping island) which is part of Vietnam’s Truong Sa (Spratly);  the man-made wharf measured 75m long, 26m wide and 2320 tons weight, was broken up and drifted towards the South, now it wasn’t found, the location of wharf with coordinates as follow:

Construction Location Co-odinates
Latitude (j) Longitude (l)
Wharf 10005’00,0” N 114013’00,0” E

(WGS-84 is provided by Directorate of Fisheries)


  1. 1. All vessels navigating on Vietnam offshore, watch carefully and for maritime safety, if finding out the wharf mentioned above, please report location and condition of this wharf to relevant authorities.
  2. 2. For detailed information, please contact to Directorate of Fisheries.

3. VMS-South will announce the newest information in next Notice to Mariners.

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37/TBHH-TCTBĐATHHMN – Termination of operation buoys “L1”, “L2” Vungtau – Thivai fairway

Depth of waters in anchoring area of ​​Binh Dinh Petroleum port

Operating termination of special mark “DH2” indicating package No. 8, common fairway of Duyen Hai center thermal power station – Tra Vinh province, phase 2