Posted on January 03, 2019 by Ilias Kiritsis

Taiwanese cargo vessel, London, sank in the East China Sea approximately 90 nautical miles east of Taizhou, City, Zhejiang, China, at 4:30am local time on January the 2nd.

The 80-meter long vessel had departed Kaohsiung port on December the 30th and was headed for the South Korean port of Busan with a crew of 15; 14 Burmese and one Taiwanese national.

It is not yet clear what led to the vessel sinking, but according to Taiwan’s Central News Agency, the ship capsized some 15 nautical miles northeast of Pengjja island.

Zhejiang Provincial Party Secretary, Che Jun, and Governor Yuan Jiajun immediately requested a search & rescue operation in order to locate the crew and identify the cause of the accident.

Nearby fishing boats rushed to the scene in order to help with the rescue efforts and thankfully managed to locate 5 crew members who are alive and well.

However, one crewman was found dead, and there’s still 9 more unaccounted for.

Posted in Safety , Sinking , Search and Rescue , China

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