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.