UPDATED (31 October 2012) :
Haiphong Port fairway had been cleared and vessels can move freely.
Pilot Master advices that vessels are required to shift to P/S 20 40' N – 107'00 E to avoid some containers which slipped overboard.
Communication with Port Services are on both channel 16 and 12 for further guidance
30 October 2012
The Haiphong Harbour Master has issued a temporary closure of port services due to the damage caused by the recent storm, citing reports of containers being blown off carriers into the sea, sunken barges and vessels running aground.
As a safety measure there will be a temporary stop on all vessel movements within the port facility.
Services will resume as soon as possible.
We will keep you advised as the situation progresses.