General cargo ship JIAN GONG 8 early in the morning Mar 5 reported anchor dragging, drift towards reefs near western coas of Quanzhou Bay, Fujian, China, Taiwan Strait. Main engine broke down, crew couldn’t start it in challenging conditions of rough seas, ship being rolling with up to 15-deg list. Salvage tug couldn’t approach distressed ship, it was decided to evacuate 10 crew. By 1700 LT Mar 5 all crew were evacuated, all are safe. Ship’s to be towed to port, or repaired at the site, with weather improvement. As of Mar 6, the ship seems to remain at anchor, AIS is on.
General cargo ship JIAN GONG 8, IMO 8546622, dwt 3817, built 2005, flag Togo, manager FINEWAY MARINE SERVICE CO LTD, China.