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DryShips bulker detained in Ningbo after collision with fishing boat

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.

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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