General cargo ship sinks in typhoon near Huizhou

General cargo ship sinks in typhoon near Huizhou

General cargo vessel Nan Hui 68 sank near Huizhou, Guangdong in a storm yesterday, with all crewmembers onboard the vessel rescued.

The vessel, which was carrying over 3,000 tons of ore, started to capsize in a storm caused by Typhoon Roke and all the 12 crew abandoned the ship after sending a distress call for help.

The local maritime rescue centre sent two vessels and a helicopter, and coordinated five nearby CNOOC offshore vessels for the search and rescue operations. Hong Kong’s Government Flying Service also sent an aircraft and a helicopter to join the rescue.

The two helicopters managed to rescue ten crew members and two others were rescued by one of the CNOOC offshore vessels.

Nan Hui 68, which is operated by Fujian Tianlong Shipping, was on its way to Zhongshan, Guangdong.

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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