German container ship disabled after collision UPDATE interrupted voyage

German container ship was disabled, adrift after reportedly, collision, in South China sea. The ship seemed to be under way at 5 knots speed as of 0800 UTC Mar 9, proceeding by changing courses. Collision understood to take place at around 0200 UTC Mar 9. She might be seriously damaged judging from track, changing courses and proceeding at slow speed, probably in order to cope with collision consequences. Her adversary’s ID unknown so far, no other ships spotted in the vicinity.
Awaiting confirmation, updates

Mar 10 UPDATE: After looping back and forth in collision area, sailed to adjacent coastal State, arrived at around noon local time Mar 10. Probably collided with local vessel, rescued crew and sailed to adjacent State nearest port to disembark them and undergo all formalities including investigation – it’s just an assumption, there are no updates and additional info available yet.

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