Bulker sinks off Zhoushan, one missing

Bulker sinks off Zhoushan, one missing

Bulk carrier Jia Ying 6 (960dwt) capsized yesterday after being hit by strong winds near Zhoushan.

The vessel was carrying rock from Dinghai, Zhejiang to Shanghai when it struck trouble, with five crew members managing to evacuate the ship into a lifeboat.

The five crew members were rescued by local maritime authorities who sent a patrol ship to rescue them, however one crew member remains missing.

Authorities are currently investigating the incident and the search for the missing seafarer is still ongoing.

Jason Jiang

Jason is one of the most prolific writers on the diverse China shipping & logistics industry and his access to the major maritime players with business in China has proved an invaluable source of exclusives. Having been working at Asia Shipping Media since inception, Jason is the chief correspondent of Splash and associate editor of Maritime CEO magazine. Previously he had written for a host of titles including Supply Chain Asia, Cargo Facts and Air Cargo Week.

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