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General cargo vessel sinks near Guangxi

General cargo vessel Xin Bao Tai 1 sank near Weizhou Island, Guangxi yesterday afternoon.

The vessel was carrying 3,250 tons of ore and was enroute from Qinzhou Port in Guangxi to Zhangjiagang Port in Jiangsu.

All the five crew members onboard the vessel managed to escape from the vessel using the lifeboat and were later rescued by Beihai Marine Search & Rescue Center without injury.

The vessel is operated by Tangshan Xinbaotai Iron & Steel.

Authorities have started investigating into the cause of the accident.

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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