In the morning Jul 10 cargo ship KAI SHENG 2 ran aground some 50 nm ENE of Zhanjiang, Guangdong Province, southern China, being caught in stormy weather. Because of deteriorating weather, it was decided to evacuate all 12 crew, but SAR ships or boats couldn’t approach stranded KAI SHENG 2, so in the evening they’ve been rescued by helicopter. Salvage to commence with weather improvement.
Cargo ship (hopper?) KAI SHENG 2, MMSI 413293690, length 102 meters, flag China.