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Ship sinks off Guangzhou following collision

Guangzhou: Two cargo ships collided with each other off Guangzhou Port in south China early this morning, with one of the vessels sinking.

According to Guangzhou Maritime Safety Bureau, the two vessels – the 85 m long Ming Yang Zhou 179 and the 900 dwt Hui Dong Fang 332 – collided at about 3.00hrs this morning, with the latter sinking. All seven crewmembers onboard were rescued.

Currently the maritime safety department is working on the salvage of the 57 containers onboard the sunken ship. The Hui Dong Fang 332 is operated by Guangzhou Dongfang Shipping, a company which mainly operates shipping services between Guangzhou, Hong Kong and Macau.

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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