News ID: 64984 |
Publish Date: 09:59 - 10 May 2016

Chinese fishing boat sinks after bulk carrier collision

A CHINESE fishing vessel sank at the weekend after a collision with Malta-flagged bulk carrier Catalina around 80 nautical miles off the coast of Ningbo, in China's Zhejiang province.

Chinese fishing boat sinks after bulk carrier collisionAccording to MANA,Of the 19 crew members on board the fishing vessel Lu Rong Yu in Saturday's collision, two were rescued by fishing boats in the vicinity, while the rest were reported to be missing, according to a statement from China's Ministry of Transport.
China Search and Rescue Centre organised and dispatched vessels to conduct rescue operations. When they reached the scene of the incident, only the rear part of Lu Rong Yu was visible above the water.
On Sunday, the centre sent 19 vessels to comb the vicinity, while the Ministry of Transport sent divers to search for survivors.
A spokesman from the ministry's China Rescue & Salvage Bureau told Lloyd’s List today that no more missing crew members had been found. Rescue work is continuing.
The 74,400 dwt Catalina, owned by Athens-based Dryships, according to Lloyd's List Intelligence data, has been detained by port authorities at Ningbo that are investigating the incident
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