VLCC AUSTRALIS sunk Chinese fishing vessel, six crew missing, tanker diverted to port
VLCC AUSTRALIS collided with Chinese fishing vessel ZHELINGYOU 91002 in East China Sea south of Zhoushan, Zhejiang province, on Oct 28 soon after leaving Ningbo, bound for Singapore. Fishing vessel understood sank, 6 crew fell overboard in collision, and are missing. Large-scale SAR under way. AUSTRALIS sailed for some time south, then turned back and as of 1600 UTC Oct 29 is sailing towards Wenzhou, to be anchored in the area for pending investigation.