Container ship abandoned, adrift Update sank, Taiwan

Oct 3 Update: YING HAI sank in the morning Oct 3 in position 22 45N 119 10E, south of Penghu Archipelago, Taiwan, Taiwan Strait. Navigational warning issued, on floating containers danger to navigation in the area.

Oct 2: Cargo ship YING HAI loaded with containers developed heavy starboard list in Penghu archipelago waters, Taiwan Strait, southern Taiwan, in the morning Oct 2. Taiwan SAR Agency was alerted at 1000 LT (UTC +8), SAR was launched. The ship developed list after several containers shifted, some went overboard, in rough sea conditions. All 9 crew went to SAR boats after attempts to take YING HAI on tow failed, and list meanwhile, increased to 30 degrees. The ship was en route from Kaohsiung to Busan Korea, latest updates said she’s drifting with heavy list, no determined salvage plan yet.

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