Freighter sank near Macao, crew rescued

General cargo vessel Yue You Lian 68 at 1910 LT May 21 issued distress signal, reporting water ingress and sinking. Vessel was near Gaolan port, southwest of Macao, en route from Hong Kong to Taishan. Some 10 minutes later 9 crew went into life rafts, at 1955 they’ve been picked up by rescue tug Zhugangtuo 8 (MMSI 413272280). Freighter sank with mast remaining above the water. Maritime authorities requested from ship owner wreck removal.

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