Two general cargo ships collide near Fujian, three dead and six missing

Two general cargo ships collide near Fujian, three dead and six missing

General cargo ships Xin Dong Yuan and An Da Sheng collided near Pingtan, Fujian in China on Saturday.

The incident led to the sinking of Xin Dong Yuan sending all 13 crew members onboard the vessel into the water.

Fujian Maritime Rescue Center deployed rescue vessels and helicopters, and also coordinated nearby vessels for search and rescue operations. Four crew have been rescued and three have been found dead, while another six remain missing.

Xin Dong Yuan is operated by Wuhan Chenguang Shipping and An Da Sheng is operated by Cangzhou Bohai Anda Shipping.

Fujian Maritime Rescue Centre has also deployed an oil spill response team to the wreckage site to clean up a minor oil spill from 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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