Bulk carrier drifted aground, 25 crew evacuated, Yellow sea

Bulk carrier BLUEWAYS drifted aground at Chengshan, Weihai, Yellow sea, China, in the morning Sep 19. The ship earlier left Longyan port, Weihai, anchored, but under strong wind and waves brought by typhoon in East China sea, anchor obviously, dragged, and the ship drifted aground, issuing distress signal and asking for evac. All 25 crew were safely airlifted by rescued helicopter by noon. No information on ship’s status and condition as of 1400 Beijing time Sep 20, last AIS was at 2300 Beijing time Sep 19.

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