Posted on April 09, 2018 by Ashleigh Cowie

A ferry has suffered serious damage after being hit by a container ship in Hainan Strait. Container ship, Hong Yang, crashed in to Jian Feng Ling just before 4am Beijing time on the 5th April. Reports suggest the ship struck the ferry's.

Reports suggest the ship struck the ferry’s starboard denting the hull and damaging the lift rafts with some being torn from the ship. Cargo and cars on board the ferry were also damage, some beyond repair.

Although there are no reported serious injuries, some passengers endured slight injuries. No containers are said to be overboard.

The ferry left Haikou on the 8th April, bound for Quinzhou. Following the collision she was taken to Hainan for repairs before being moved to Zhanjiang.

Container ship HONG YANG, IMO 9131216, dwt 44593, capacity 1830 TEU, built 1998, flag China, manager HONGYUAN MARINE CO LTD, Ningbo.

Passenger ro-ro ship JIAN FENG LING, MMSI 413523230, GT 10940, flag China.

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