Chinese freighter sank after collision with fishing vessel, East China sea

Cargo ship XINDA 9 collided with fishing vessel ZHEPUYU 34197 at around 0230 Beijing time Mar 29 in Zhoushan waters, south of Shanghai, East China sea. XINDA 9 sank some 3 hours later, all crew rescued by joint efforts of rescue ships and fishing vessels in the area. ZHEPUYU 34197 remained afloat and reached nearest port. XINDA 9 was en route from Ningbo, her laden status unknown.
Cargo ship XINDA 9, MMSI 412517321, length 103 meters, flag China.
Fishing vessel ZHEPUYU 34197, MMSI 412422874, length 40 meters, flag China.



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