A DryShips bulker has been detained along with 20 crew at Ningbo Port for investigations after it allegedly collided with a Chinese fishing vessel last week.
The incident occurred on May 7 when Catalina was enroute from Lianyungang to Kaohsiung in Taiwan. The fishing vessel sank after the collision, however Catalina continued sailing to its destination.
Two out of nineteen crew onboard the fishing vessel died after being rescued, while another seventeen remain missing. Search and rescue operations are still ongoing.
The Chinese maritime authorities contacted the DryShips vessel via satellite and asked it to return to China for investigations. It sailed back to Ningbo on Friday.