General cargo vessel Jian Hong No.1 capsized and sank near Wenzhou, China on Monday while the Mongolian-flagged vessel was carrying sugar from Taiwan to South Korea.
Chinese maritime authorities sent seven vessels and coordinated navy ship Jinan for rescue operations and managed to save two of the eleven crew from the water. The other nine crew remaining missing.
Taiwan also sent three aircraft for search and rescue operations, which are still ongoing.
The vessel is operated by Taiwanese shipping company Jui Pang Shipping, which mainly transport bulk cargo within Asia.