Floating crane CHENGXING012 caught in typhoon MERANTI, crew rescued
Floating crane CHENGXING012 issued distress signal at 1930 Beijing time Sep 14, being caught in typhoon MERANTI off Fujian province coast, Taiwan Strait. Rescue ships arrived at the site at 2230 and managed to rescue all 8 crew. Floating crane at night Sep 14 was reported as still afloat, drifting, as of Sep 15 status unknown, probably sank.
Floating crane CHENGXING012, MMSI 86543024, flag China.