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General cargo ship sinks after hitting reef near Fujian

Chinese general cargo ship Quan Hai 88 sank after hitting a reef near Quanzhou, Fujian yesterday evening.

The ship, which was enroute from Dongguan in Guangdong to Jiaxing in Zhejiang, suffered a hull breach after hitting the reef under rough sea conditions forcing the crew to abandon the ship.

The local coastguard in Fujian sent a patrol boat after receiving the distress signal from the ship’s captain and managed to rescue all 16 crew members.

According to the ship’s captain, the incident happened after strong winds forced the ship to deviate from its planned route.

The vessel is operated by Xiamen-based Quanhai Shipping.

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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