Container ship HONG YANG collided with ferry JIAN FENG LING in Hainan Strait at 0350 Beijing time Apr 5, from description of accident it seems like container ship struck ferry’s starboard, inflicting serious damages. Hull was dented and breached, liferafts damaged or torn off, some trucks and cars on cargo deck damaged and/or destroyed. Several passengers were slightly injured. Container ship sustained fore section damages, but no containers loss mentioned.
HONG YANG was en route to Haikou, Hainan. She left Haikou on Apr 8, bound for Qinzhou.
JIAN FENG LING understood to be taken to Hainan after collision, and later 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.