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General cargo vessel FORTUNE LIFE Update: 8 rescued, 11 missing

Nov. 29, 2015 at 03:58 by Mikhail Voytenko in Accidents

According to latest Philippine Coast Guard statement issued on Nov 28, there was 19 crew on board of general cargo vessel FORTUNE LIFE, including 1 Vietnamese nationality and 18 Chinese nationalities. 8 crew were rescued by Coast Guard, 11 are still. Missing. Vessel was loaded with 7,500 tons of feldspar.
Comment: vessel said to sink after capsizing, it may be assumed, that capsizing was caused by feldspar shifting.
Previous news:
General cargo vessel FORTUNE LIFE sank, 13 crew missing
General cargo vessel FORTUNE LIFE sank on Nov 27 in vicinity 17 14N 118 01E, some 130 nm west of Luzon island northwest coast. According to Philippine Coast Guard statement, vessel capsized. 13 crew is missing, SAR under way, hampered by rough seas.
First news:
General cargo vessel FORTUNE LIFE sinking in South China sea
General cargo vessel FORTUNE LIFE in the morning Nov 27 reported sinking in South China sea in 17 14N 118 01E, some 130 nm west of Luzon island northwest coast. Vessel was en route from Kaohsiung Taiwan to Kuching, Malaysia. No other info available at the moment.

General cargo vessel FORTUNE LIFE Update: 8 rescued, 11 missing

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