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Day: July 11, 2012

Frigate Aground

Frigate Aground

Map of the Spratly Islands.
Map of the Spratly Islands. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Chinese Navy Jianghu class frigate No. 560 ran aground in the South China Sea on Half Moon Shoal off the Spratly Islands.  The frigate was stuck fast and was unable to free itself.  The vessel was on patrol in the disputed waters when it struck the shoal.  The Chinese authorities have stated that the no one was injured and that salvage operations were being conducted.

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Changqing 16

Changqing 16

The 135 meter long freighter Changqing 16 capsized and sank on the Yangtze River near Zhenjiang, China.  The Changqinq 16 was en route to Zhenjiang from Majishan Island with 10168 tons of iron ore.   Reports state 17 people were rescued with 2 persons were lost of the passengers and crew on board.  Rescue teams continue to search the lower stretch of the river for seven missing people.  The cause of the accident is not known, but the authorities have launched an investigation into the incident.

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Pacific Rim

Pacific Rim

Photo: USCG

The 60 foot long fishing vessel Pacific Rim ran aground in dense fog in Charleston Channel near Coos Bay, Oregon.  The fishing vessel contacted the Coast Guard who found the Pacific Rim undamaged.   The Coast Guard took the vessel’s anchor out to deeper water awaiting for the next high tide.  No reports of injuries.

 

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