The motor vessel Hong Wei foundered between the Itbayat Island, Philippines and Shantou, China. The vessel had 24 crewmen and 40,000 tons of nickel ore when it sank. Rescue ships were able to save 14 crewmen with 10 remaining missing. Reports do not state the cause of the sinking.
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- Chinese cargo ship sinks off Philippine coast: report (reuters.com)