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General cargo ship Fu Shun 67 sank at the Min river estuary in China

Maritime News October 9, 2017

Rescue Chinese freighter

The general cargo ship Fu Shun 67 sank off the southern tip of Lienchiang island at the Min river estuary in China. The crew of the freighter sent distress signal for water ingress and requested immediate assistance. All the 10 seamen abandoned the ship Fu Shun 67 into a life raft. The rescue coordination center received the distress signal and sent rescuers at the scene. All the 10 crew members were evacuated from the life raft without reported injuries. However, the salvage operation was not safe and the freighter Fu Shun 67 was allowed to sank in the Min river estuary.

Local authorities initiated investigation for the root cause of the accident. The water ingress started in the engine compartment, which started flooding and vessel lost propulsion power and electricity. The crew had no option to keep the vessel afloat and abandoned into the life raft.

The site of sinking is under monitoring for oil leak and water pollution.

The general cargo ship Fu Shun 67 has overall length of 84.00 m and maximum draft of 12.00 m and maximum draft of 5.60 m.


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