General cargo ship sinks near Zhoushan, one dead

General cargo ship sinks near Zhoushan, one dead

General cargo ship Da Pu Jiang capsized near Zhoushan on Friday, leading to the sinking of the vessel.

The incident occurred when the vessel was enroute from Wuhu Port to Caofeidian Port in Hebei.

Donghai Rescue Bureau sent three vessels and coordinated a nearby vessel to join the search and rescue operations, and managed to save 12 of the 13 crew from the vessel. The other crew member was found dead, his body recovered by the rescue team.

The local maritime safety administration has notified nearby vessels to avoid the ship wreckage site.

The investigation into the cause of the accident is 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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