Containership Sinks Off Chinese Coast

The containership Guangyangxingang sank off the Chinese coast on Monday, due to bad weather and strong winds, leaving 11 crew members dead and two missing, according to Shangdong province authorities.

One of the crew members has been rescued by a helicopter. The search for the remaining two sailors continues.

The ship, traveling from the northern coast to Taizhou in eastern Zhejiang Province, capsized 40 nautical miles northeast of Longkou in Shandong Province.

World Maritime News Staff, March 19, 2013

 

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