Bulk carrier collided with fishing boat, 1 dead 2 missing, China

Bulk carrier XIN HAI ZHOU 26 collided with Chinese fishing vessel in East China sea some 30 nm SE of Zhoushan, China, in the evening Sep 22, while en route from Ningbo-Zhoushan to Soviet Gavan, Russia. Fishing vessel sank, of 7 crew on board 4 were rescued, 1 recovered dead, and 2 are missing. XIN HAI ZHOU 26 was ordered to anchor near collision site, understood for investigation.
Bulk carrier XIN HAI ZHOU 26, IMO 8656609, dwt 21902, built 2007, flag Panama, manager YKJ SHIPPING CO LTD, Ningbo.



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