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Just four crew found as bulk carrier sinks off Zhoushan

Two people have died and seven others remain missing after a bulk carrier with 13 crew onboard sank yesterday off east China’s Zhejiang Province.

The ship’s cargo hold was flooded due to strong waves about two nautical miles north of Cezi island in the Zhoushan archipelago.

The ship was loaded with 4,700 tonnes of cement en route from Wuhu to Xiamen.

Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.
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