Bulk Carrier Sinks in East China Sea

Bulk carrier identified as China Star 107 that went missing for four days sank in East China Sea, according to the latest update from Fujian maritime rescue center, cited by local media.

Namely, the search and rescue teams that were looking for the missing bulker have identified a wreck that is confirmed to be the China Star 107.

The ship, with five crew on board was en route from Shanghai to Fuzhou where it was expected to arrive on January 9, with a cargo of steel and wood.

The bulker is reported to had gone missing some 3 nautical miles off Fuzhou North Island on January 8.

It is planned now for the divers to enter the wreck, as disclosed by Fujian maritime rescue center, within search and rescue efforts for potential crew members who remain unaccounted for.

A helicopter has been dispatched to the scene to look for potential survivors and local fishermen have also been notified to be on the lookout.

The cause of the incident is being investigated by local authorities.

World Maritime News Staff

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