General cargo vessel towed to safety, China

General cargo vessel JIN YI 28 ran into trouble in the evening Oct 1 off Shidao, Yellow sea, understood after being disabled by engine failure and being in ballast. Vessel issued distress signal and requested assistance, meanwhile dropping an anchor to stop drift in adverse weather conditions. SAR ship BEI HAI JIU 113 (IMO 9562764) was sent to assist, departing from Qingdao and arriving at the scene in the morning Oct 2. BEI HAI JIU 113 managed to take disabled freighter on tow. Towage took some 10 hours, in the evening Oct 2 JIN YI 28 was anchored at Shidao anchorage. On photos moment of towage.

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