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Chinese bulker collides with coast guard vessel off Guangzhou

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.

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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