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News ID: 71023 |
Publish Date: 11:29 - 21 December 2016

Eleven people missing after vessel collision in China

ELEVEN crew members went missing after their fishing vessel collided with a containership off the coast of Xiamen, China on Tuesday.

Eleven people missing after vessel collision in China
According to MANA, The 12,550 dwt 2008-built Sinotrans Xiamen collided with a fishing vessel, according to information from Lloyd’s List Intelligence. While three of the capsized fishing vessel’s crew members were rescued, 11 have yet to be found, based on the latest available information.
Sinotrans Xiamen is managed by Hong Kong-based Sinotrans Ship Management and owned by China-based Sinotrans CSC Group Company Ltd, which owns 247 vessels according to Lloyd’s List Intelligence. 
The vessel departed from the port of Shantou further south in China on Monday and was making its way to Xiamen when the collision happened.
Sinotrans CSC Group could not be reached for comment.
The incident occurred a few days after an MSC container vessel collided with a fishing vessel off the coast of Peru, reportedly causing five people to lose their lives.
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