Silversea Cruises has confirmed that one of its luxury ships was involved in a collision while sailing in Asia.

The 382-passenger Silver Shadow collided with another ship on Friday off the coast of Vietnam.

The company has launched an investigation into the accident which local reports said occurred in thick fog.

A company statement said: “Silver Shadow was involved in a minor incident on Friday morning at around 04:20 GMT as it was approaching the pilot station in Ha Long Bay, Vietnam.

“There was contact between Silver Shadow and a local commercial vessel. Silver Shadow incurred limited minor dents and guests’ safety was never compromised.

“The ship is fully operational and continued on its course to Ha Long Bay where all shore tours operated normally.

“It then continued as scheduled to Hong Kong, where it docked this morning local time. Silversea will carry out a full investigation into the incident.”