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Chinese bulker collides with coast guard vessel off Guangzhou

Chinese bulker collides with coast guard vessel off Guangzhou

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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.

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Jason Jiang

Jason worked for a number of logistics firms following his English degree, then switched this hands-on experience to writing and has since become one the most prolific writers on the diverse China logistics industry writing for a host of titles including Supply Chain Asia, Cargo Facts and Air Cargo Week. Jason’s access to the biggest shippers with business in China has proved an invaluable source of exclusives.

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