m/v Hang Sheng 18 sank after collision with boxship OOCL Southampton off Hong Kong
Boxship OOCL Southampton collided with Chinese cargo vessel near Hong Kong some 6 miles off the coast in the morning Nov 5 13. Chinese vessel, presumably under the name of Hang Sheng 18, sank after collision, 12 crew rescued by vessels in the vicinity. Oil stain of some 2000 by 100 meters reported spotted in the area, believed to be oil leaking from Hang Sheng 18. OOCL Southampton proceeded to Lamma Anchorage. Vessel left Hong Kong on Nov 6 bound for Singapore.