Passenger ship pushed aground by Wipha, China

Passenger ship QIONG SHA 3 HAO, anchored off Wenchang, northeast Hainan island, China, dragged anchor during typhoon Wipha passage, and reported grounding at 0155 Beijing time Aug 1. SAR ship and tug were sent to assist, several nearby vessels warned, requested to render assistance to 34 crew if situation worsens. After some 7 hours of strenuous efforts, passenger ship was refloated.
Passenger ship QIONG SHA 3 HAO, MMSI 413520190, flag China.



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