Cargo vessel Xing Tai 5 sank off Shanghai

Dec. 27, 2013 at 16:30 by Mikhail Voytenko in Accidents

Cargo vessel Xing Tai 5 sank in the morning Dec 27 13 in Jiangsu province waters, somewhere north of Shanghai. 11 crew were rescued and 5 remain missing, according to Shanghai MRCC. Vessel is either container ship or a general cargo loaded with containers, some 20 containers reported afloat and drifting in the area. The cause of the sinking unknown. Details of the vessel are scarce, too. There is a big number of Chinese cargo vessels engaged in coastal trading with very little information on them, restricted generally, to name, MMSI and length.

Cargo vessel Xing Tai 5 sank off Shanghai

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