General cargo vessel sinks near Guangxi

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 worked for a number of logistics firms following his English degree, then switched this hands-on experience to writing and has since become one the most prolific writers on the diverse China logistics industry writing for a host of titles including Supply Chain Asia, Cargo Facts and Air Cargo Week. Jason’s access to the biggest shippers with business in China has proved an invaluable source of exclusives.

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