Ultra large container ship MAERSK ENSHI collided with fishing vessel, 6 missing

Oct. 13, 2017 at 20:31 by Mikhail Voytenko in Accidents

“A Maersk Line vessel, the MAERSK ENSHI, "may have been" involved in a collision outside Taizhou, China, according to an emailed advisory from the Danish ocean carrier”, wrote American Shipper outlet on Oct 13. The ocean carrier said that "the incident is under investigation and we will share further information once available." The cargo from MAERSK ENSHI will be taken up by the MAERSK GUTHORM after a supposed collision occurred south of Shanghai, according to a Maersk Line advisory.

No other details were given relating to the accident. However, there were news in Chinese media, describing an accident, which took place early in the morning Oct 12, local time (UTC late Oct 11), an unnamed cargo ship collided with Chinese fishing vessel ZHELINGYU (name may be misspelled) 74036, in 28 22N 122 17E, south of Shanghai. AIS track of MAERSK ENSHI shows speed reduce and U-turn in that position at around given time. Fishing vessel sank, from 10 fishermen on board 4 were rescued, 6 went missing.
MAERSK ENSHI sailed to Yu Huan Anchorage, south of Taizhou, and was brought to anchor in the afternoon Oct 12. as of 2000 UTC Oct 13, MAERSK ENSHI was still at anchor.

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Ultra large container ship MAERSK ENSHI collided with fishing vessel, 6 missing

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