Freighters Collision Kills One off Chinese Port

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One person reported dead and other missing from a collision between two general cargo ships off China’s Port of Zhoushan, on July 13.

The 2008-built Heng Run reportedly sank several minutes after the collision.  The crew of the Wan Li 8 reportedly lowered their lifeboats for the crew of the Heng Run. Zhoushan Maritime Bureau rushed three rescue boats to aid the 12 member crew of the sunken ship.  Nearly 13 men were rescued from the spot, one person died and one other is reported missing.

The two cargo ships were identified as the 4,071 dwt Wan Li 8 and the 5,287 dwt Heng Run.  The Heng Run was en route from Vietnam to South Korea, carrying 5,000 tons of ore.  The Wan Li 8, with a crew of 16, was sailing from Zhangjiagang, China, to Kaohsiung, Taiwan, laden with 3,700 tons of steel.

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