Container ship CHANG RONG 8 aground, breached

Container ship CHANG RONG 8 reportedly ran aground in position 25 17N 119 45E, off Dongjia island, Taiwan Strait, China coast, while en route from Rizhao to Haikou, on Nov 6. Vessel suffered hull breach in engine room area with ensuing water ingress. East China Sea Rescue ship DONGHAIJIU 116 (IMO 9612739) was sent to assist, 7 crew out of 16 were evacuated, 9 remained on board for salvage. Understood salvage still under way.

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