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Chinese general cargo ship capsizes near Taiwan, four dead

Chinese cargo ship Hong Xiang 819 capsized while sailing near Penghu Islands of Taiwan on Tuesday, resulting in the death of four crewmembers and four others missing.

Maritime rescue teams from Fujian, Guandong and Taiwan all joined the search and rescue operations after the incident occurred. 15 fishing vessels in the nearby area also joined the search.

The divers from the rescue team managed to save one of the nine crewmembers and found the dead bodies of four crewmembers from the ship. Another four seafarers remain missing.

The search operations for the missing seafarers are 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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