Passenger ship with 770 people on board ran aground, China
Passenger tour ship BEI YOU 25 with 770 passengers on board ran aground in the afternoon Mar 23 off Weizhou island western coast, China, Gulf of Tonkin. Refloating operation lasted until early morning Mar 24, BEI YOU 25 was refloated at 0755 LT. It was decided not to evacuate passengers because of safety reasons – night time and fresh weather. Extra water and food supplies were delivered. After refloating, BEI YOU 25 was taken to port, all passengers safe.
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