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Singapore bulk cariier Harita Bauxite sank in South China sea, 1 dead, 14 missing

Feb. 17, 2013 at 17:46 by Mikhail Voytenko in Accidents

Philippine Coast Guard was alerted at 09:20 LT Feb 17 13 by a report from Chinese bulk carrier Jin Cheng (IMO 9244271, dwt 52961), which said vessel rescued 10 people from two life rafts 22 miles off Cape Bolinao, north west Luzon, South China sea. 10 rescued Myanmar nationalities were from 24 crew bulk carrier Harita Bauxite, which sank some 12 miles off Bolinao coast on the night of Feb 17. Vessel en route from Obi, Indonesia, to Ningbo, China suffered engine failure and after that, experienced heavy rolling in rough weather. Most probably, vessel was loaded with either coal or ore, cargo has been shifted, and vessel capsized. Out of 10 rescued 1 was already dead or died later, 2 were injured. injured sailors were transferred tyo hospital by means of Coast Guard. 14 sailors are missing, search and rescue for them was on during the day Feb 17, and will resume with daylight Feb 18. Maritime Bulletin http://www.news.odin.tc/

  Singapore bulk cariier Harita Bauxite sank in South China sea, 1 dead, 14 missing

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