Star Formula Marine Services Pte Ltd of Singapore and the Saigon Shipbuilding and Marine Industry Co., Ltd have been asked to hasten the salvage of the ship Onneskas One and bring it out of the central province of Thua Thien-Hue’s waters.

Chief of the provincial People’s Committee Secretariat Hoang Ngoc Khanh said on September 12 that the acceleration is needed to ensure maritime safety and prevent accidents during this year’s rainy season.

Malaysian oil tanker was found drifting 300 metres off the coast of Quang Cong commune of the province on December 23, 2012. It was being towed to China for repair.

Four Vietnamese workers died salvaging the ship on June 18 after inhaling toxic gas in the hold of the vessel.-VNA