Bulk carrier Xin Mao grounded by approaching typhoon
Bulk carrier Xin Mao ran aground in Taizhou anchorage area, China, on July 11 after mechanical failure, in already stormy weather and approaching typhoon Chan Hung (Chan Hom). It is understood, that the vessel dragged anchor and wasn’t able to hold on or to heave up anchor and change position. Vessel issued distress signal asking for evacuation. 14 crew were evacuated by Taizhou Maritime Rescue Center rescuers, vessel’s present situation unknown.
Bulk carrier Xin Mao, IMO 9654397, dwt 24148, built 2014, flag Marshall Islands, manager Peace Shipping Ltd, HK.