General cargo sinks near Wenzhou, nine missing

General cargo sinks near Wenzhou, nine missing

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.

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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    Lia
    February 9, 2018 at 9:48 pm

    Can I know how with the other crew? One of them is my brother in law, indonesian.
    We tried to contact the consulate general of republic of indonesia in shanghai, and they just told us to wait for the inspection progress.
    Plz, send me an email if you know anything. Thank you.