Coastal freighter rescued, China
Cargo vessel HONG XING 1, loaded with 978 tons of steel, suffered engine failure while caught in rough weather off Maoming, South China Sea. Vessel dropped an anchor but anchor dragged, vessel started to drift and issued distress signal. Maoming Emergency Center dispatched a tug from petrochemical terminal. 7 crew went to tug, rescuers managed to tow disabled vessel to port. Coastal freighter HONG XING 1 was en route from Shanghai to Zhanjiang.