Some 125 ships, including 100 fishing vessels, were distressed by typhoon LEKIMA, 18 of them were pushed aground, understand nearly all of them being fishing vessels. Only one cargo ship so far, reported to be grounded – HK-based general cargo ship (details for subscribers only).
My name is Mikhail Voytenko, I’m Russian, professional merchant marine navigator, by education and former experience. I own and run Maritime Bulletin website for more than 10 years. I've been involved in solving a number of piracy hijack cases, including the hijack of ro-ro FAINA, loaded with tanks. It was me who made public, and unravel, freighter ARCTIC SEA mystery. I've been also closely involved in a number of maritime disaster, one of them being MSC FLAMINIA major fire.