A Chinese feeder box ship has sunk off Guangzhou port this morning (10 June) with all crew rescued and safe.
Xin Hong 328 sank around 04:50 h local time when it passed through the waters near Shajiao Anchorage of Guangzhou port, according to Xinhua News Agency, citing the Guangzhou Maritime Safety Administration (Guangzhou MSA).
All eight crew members on board the container feeder vessel, which was loaded with 72 containers and was en route from Hong Kong to Nansha port’s Dongfa pier, were rescued around 05:30 after falling into the water.
The Guangzhou MSA dispatched four patrol vessels to take part in the rescue effort.
The Guangzhou MSA has imposed traffic control in the waters near the accident site as some of the ship’s containers fell into the water and disrupted nearby traffic. A salvage effort has also been instigated.
This post was sourced from IHS Maritime 360: View the original article here.