Freighter Issued Distress Call After Heavy List

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A cargo ship developed a heavy portside list, probably because of cargo shift, at Macun Port Anchorage, Hainan island, Hainan Strait, around midday Apr 18, reports Maritime Bulletin.

What happened?

The ship arrived at Macun anchorage from Qinzhou with 2215 tons of coal on board. She issued distress signal and requested assistance. Two tugs were sent to assist, 4 out of 10 crew were transferred on board of tug, 6 remained on board and took part in salvage.

The ship was successfully towed to Macun port, and berthed, in the afternoon Apr 18.

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Source: Maritime Bulletin

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