SINOTRANS’s container ship collided with fishing vessel, 11 missing

Container ship SINOTRANS XIAMEN collided with fishing vessel MIN SHI YU 07878 at around 0015 Beijing time Dec 20 in vicinity 23 43N 117 47E, some 50 nm southwest of Xiamen, Taiwan Strait. Fishing vessel sank, 3 fishermen were rescued, 11 went missing, SAR launched, with deployment of SAR ships and boats and all ships navigating in the area. Container ship was en route from Shantou to Quanzhou, understood she was ordered to call Xiamen. At 0630 UTC Dec 20 vessel was approaching Xiamen.

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