Japanese car carrier and Chinese cargo ship collide off Guangzhou, three missing

Japanese car carrier and Chinese cargo ship collide off Guangzhou, three missing

Car carrier Morning Cherry collided with general cargo ship Chen Chang 332 near Guangzhou on Wednesday evening. The incident occurred when Morning Cherry was enroute to South Korea, and Chen Chang 332 was on the way to Dongguan from Shenzhen.

Chen Chang 332 suffered a major breach to the hull after the collision, leading to the sinking of the vessel. All of the 12 crew abandoned the vessel. Guangzhou Maritime Safety Administration managed to rescue 9 of the crews, while the other three remain missing. Morning Cherry suffered minor damage and it is now docked at the Nansha anchorage off Guangzhou.

Morning Cherry is operated by Japanese owner Shoei Kisen and Chen Chang 332 is owned by local company Chen Chang Shipping.

Search and rescue operations for the missing crew are ongoing.

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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