Bulk carrier Yue Dian 57 has collided with a coast guard vessel while it was departing Guangzhou Port yesterday.
The collision has led to the sinking of the coast guard vessel, resulting in all the eight of the coast guard crew going into water.
The Guangzhou Maritime Rescue Center sent a team and coordinated nearby fishing vessels to join rescue operations and managed to save the eight coast guard crew members.
The 56,700dwt supramax vessel is owned by state-run Guangzhou Yudean Shipping. Currently the vessel is anchored at the site for investigations.