Two Chinese freighters sank off Hainan Island
Two Chinese freighters, Chang Xin Shun 888 and Jin Ma 788, sank in the morning June 23 13 off Hainan Island, Gulf of Tonkin, in position 19 09N 108 37E, caught in Bebinca storm. Vessels reportedly were anchored at the time of an accident, both loaded with coal, with crew of 6. distress signal was received by Hainan Maritime Authorities at 06:20 LT. All 12 seamen were rescued, operation was coordinated by Hainan Maritime Authorities. Chang Xin Shun 888 is resting on the bottom with bridge above the water.
General cargo vessel Chang Xin Shun 888, MMSI 413352320, 498 gt, length 53 meters, flag China.
General cargo vessel Jin Ma 788, MMSI 413353560, 495 gt, length 53 meters, flag China.