Cargo ship sank, 11 crew rescued, South China sea

Chinese cargo ship HONGTAI16 sank in the afternoon Nov 17 in Huilai County waters, eastern coast of Guangdong province, China, South China Sea. All 11 crew went into life rafts and were rescued by SAR helicopter, Guangdong Maritime Rescue. The ship understood to develop heavy list, capsize and sink.
Cargo ship HONGTAI16, IMO 8569355, length 97 meters, flag China.



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