The 190 meter long, 56824 dwt bulk freighter Trans Summer sank off Hong Kong. The Trans Summer was at anchor with its cargo of nickle ore at an anchorage 45 miles southwest when it became overwhelmed by 15 meter waves and 90 kph winds caused by Typhoon Utor. The bulk freighter had suffered some water ingress in the hold causing the cargo to shift and the vessel capsized and sank.
The 21 crew were able to send out a distress call before abandoning ship. Some of the crew were able to reach the life rafts while others jump into the water as the vessel listed from 30 degrees onto its side. Authorities dispatched two helicopters to the scene which were able to save all 21 men. The Trans Summer was headed to China from Indonesia before it sank. No further details reported.
- Cargo ship sinks as Typhoon Utor lashes Hong Kong (abc.net.au)
- Hong Kong: Typhoon Utor sinks cargo ship ‘Trans Summer’, 21 crew rescued amid 15m waves – 140813 1730z (goatysnews.wordpress.com)