Cargo ship sank off Ningbo, 1 crew missing

Cargo ship LIAN HANG 7 ran aground some 10 nm E of Ningbo, China, East China sea, in the morning May 30, while en route from Fujian to Zhoushan. Hull was breached, the ship sank after mass water ingress, with bridge and upper bridge deck remaining above waterline. SAR ship DONG HAI JIU 117 arrived at disaster site in the afternoon, after some 3 hours of rescue in rough weather 13 crew were picked up, 1 remains missing.
Cargo ship LIAN HANG 7, Call sign BHSX, dwt 6199, flag China.

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