Chinese freighter sank in Yellow sea, 4 dead 7 missing

Cargo ship TIAN FENG 369 issued distress signal at 0443 Beijing time Dec 12 in Yellow sea 30 nm NE of Yantai, Shandong province, China, reporting sinking, 14 crew abandoning the ship Beihai MRCC launched SAR, hampered by stormy weather. Of 14 crew, 3 were rescued, 4 recovered dead, and 7 are still missing. The ship was en route from Uangmadao, northeast Yellow sea, China, to Yantai.
Cargo ship TIAN FENG 369, MMSI 413323950, dwt 5016, flag China.



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