Chinese cargo ship sank in Taiwan Strait, crew rescued

Cargo ship JIANGHAIYANGHONGWEI reported sinking at around 0000 Beijing time Mar 31 some 50 nm southeast of Pingtan, Fujian Province, northern Taiwan Strait. SAR ship DONG HAI JIU 116 was sent to assist, when she approached disaster site, cargo ship already sank, leaving 5 crew in the water. 4 crew were spotted with the help of searchlights and picked up from water, fifth crew was found about an hours later and rescued, also safe.
Cargo ship JIANGHAIYANGHONGWEI, MMSI 13794471, length 128 meters, flag China.



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