Dramatic rescue of sinking coaster 5 crew, Bohai Sea UPDATE

May 31 UPDATE: The name of sank coaster is XINGYUN 789, MMSI 413767222, length 80 meters, flag China. Sank in position 38 40N 118 39E.

At around 1000 Beijing time May 29 Chinese coastal freighter issued distress signal off Tianjin, in Caofeidian Oilfield, Bohai Sea, requesting evacuation. Two offshore supply ships HAIYANGSHIYOU 654 and HAIYANGSHIYOU 253 from Oilfield were sent to assist, on arrival they found coaster broke in two, sinking, with 5 crew on board. Rescue was complicated by fresh weather. Offshore tugs rescued three crew, helicopter airlifted remaining two, all are safe.

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