Cargo ship on rocks, partially sank, Taiwan Strait
Cargo ship YUAN TAI 789 ran aground on rocks early in the morning Beijing time Mar 31 in Taiwan Strait some 3 nm off southeast coast of Kinmen Island, China. The fore part of the ship went under water, not clear whether the ship broke in two or is pivoted on rocks with bow under water and stern tilted up. SAR boats didn’t find crew, only empty life rafts, all crew were already rescued by ships in the area, no casualties, no injures reported. Maritime authorities meanwhile, are assessing condition of YUAN TAI 789 and chances to salvage her, or at least, to prevent pollution. Character of cargo on board not yet known.
Cargo ship YUAN TAI 789, MMSI 413490190, length 99 meters, flag China.
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