Ship carrying cement strikes reef and sinks off Ningbo-Zhoushan Port

Ship carrying cement strikes reef and sinks off Ningbo-Zhoushan Port

Yesterday morning Chinese ship Zhe Pu 01833 sank after suddenly losing power and striking a reef while approaching Ningbo-Zhoushan Port.

The vessel was travelling from Taizhou loaded with 300 tonnes of cement, and headed through the Xiashimen channel when it struck the reef around 7am, and had to call for immediate assistance. A rescue ship from Ningbo Port arrived by 7:30am to find the five crew members attempting to save the vessel.

However, within half an hour the ship was beyond saving and the crew were evacuated safely.

Grant Rowles

Grant spent nine years at Informa Group based in London, Sydney, Hong Kong and Singapore. He gained strong management experience in publishing, conferences and awards schemes in the shipping and legal areas, working on a number of titles including Lloyd's List. In 2009 Grant joined Seatrade responsible for the commercial development of Seatrade’s Asia products. In 2012, with Sam Chambers, he co-founded Asia Shipping Media.

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