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Investigation confirms DryShips bulker involved in fishing vessel collision

Ningbo Maritime Safety Administration has announced that the Malta-flagged bulk carrier Catalina, owned by Greece’s DryShips, has been confirmed to have collided with Chinese fishing vessel Lu Rong Yu 58398 after preliminary investigations.

The collision led to the sinking of the fishing vessel and the death of two crew members after their rescue, while another 17 crew remain missing.

Catalina continued its voyage after the collision, however sailed back to Ningbo for investigation at the request of Chinese authorities.

Ningbo Maritime Safety Administration has requested the shipowner to provide assistance for further investigations.

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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