Panamax bulker collides with fishing vessel off Zhejiang, five missing

Panamax bulker collides with fishing vessel off Zhejiang, five missing

Panamax bulker Dong Fang Sheng collided with a fishing vessel near Xiangshan, Zhejiang on Saturday.

The incident happened when the vessel was on its way from Tangshan to Ningbo and led to the sinking of the fishing vessel. All seven crew from the fishing vessel fell into the water.

The local maritime rescue centre sent patrol boats and coordinated nearby vessel to join the search and rescue operations and managed to save two of the crew, while the other five crews remain missing.

The 1990-built Dong Fang Sheng is owned by Fujian Orient Shipping, a shipping unit of state run Fujian Shipping Group.

Authorities have started investigations into the cause of the incident.

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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