General cargo ship sank in the morning Aug 19 in waters between Penghu County islands Taiwan and Yunlin County, reports Maritime Bulletin.
General cargo ship reportedly sank in the morning Aug 19 in waters between Penghu County islands Taiwan and Yunlin County, central Taiwan, Taiwan Strait, while sailing in southern direction from Taichung, Taiwan.
Distress signal issued
The ship issued distress signal, reporting flooded engine, developing stern tilt and list.
10 Indonesian crew abandoned the ship and went into life rafts.
They were picked up shortly after, by the ships directed to SAR, all rescued safe, no injures reported.
As of 0720 UTC Aug 19 status of the ship remains unknown. She might have sunk already, or remain afloat partially submerged. AIS reported off during last 8 hours.
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Source: Maritime Bulletin