Chinese cargo ship sank off Shanghai, 3 dead, 3 missing

Cargo ship SHENZHOU 19 sank early in the morning Feb 17 north of Zhoushan, while en route from Shanghai to Guanzhou, China. During SAR 3 crew were rescued, but all 3 died from, understood, hypothermia, and 3 went missing. SAR continued, but as of Feb 19, missing seamen weren’t found.
Cargo ship SHENZHOU 19, MMSI 412354470, length 60 meters, flag China.



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