General cargo vessel SHENZHOU 33 capsized and sank, Taiwan Strait

MRCC Quanzhou, China, Taiwan Strait, received distress signal from general cargo vessel SHENZHOU 33 at around 1500 LT Mar 15, vessel reported capsized and sinking some 1.3 nm off Chongwu, Quanzhou, Fujian. 6 crew went into life raft and were rescued in SAR operation, directed by MRCC. It is understood, that the vessel developed a heavy list, most probably because of cargo shift.

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