Container ship CMA CGM NORMA sunk Chinese freighter in collision

Container ship CMA CGM NORMA collided with Chinese cargo ship YUSHENG366 early in the morning Dec 24 in Pearl River estuary in vicinity 22 16N 113 47E, some 20 nm SW of Hong Kong. YUSHENG366 sank after collision, crew rescued. CMA CGM NORMA was under way, departing from Nansha port, bound for Singapore. After collision, CMA CGM NORMA was brought to anchor near collision site for inspection and investigation. As of morning Dec 26, CMA CGM NORMA was still at anchor. She’s obviously, out of schedule already. Probably CMA CGM NORMA was damaged in collision, but information isn’t available yet.
Container ship CMA CGM NORMA, IMO 9299812, dwt 113909, capacity 9415, built 2006, flag France, CIMEX Service.
Cargo ship YUSHENG366, MMSI, 412523170, dwt 980, flag China.



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