Cargo Ship Sank After Distress Call

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Cargo ship issued distress signal and reported sinking due to water ingress, Matsu islands, southern East China sea, east of Fuzhou, reports Maritime Bulletin.

What happened?

Cargo ship issued distress signal and reported sinking due to water ingress, at around 0100 Beijing time Nov 17 some 2 nm off southern coast of Nangan island, Matsu islands, southern East China sea, east of Fuzhou.

Crew abandoned ship

At 0130 Master reported that the ship is sinking, 11 crew abandoning the ship into life rafts. Joint Taiwan-China SAR operation was launched, with deployment of SAR ships.

Crew rescued

By 0540, all 11 crew were rescued, 2 by Taiwanese SAR, 9 by Chinese SAR, all are safe. They’ve been already transported to Fuzhou.

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Source: Maritime Bulletin

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