The 85 meter long cargo vessel Ming Yang Zhou 179 collided with the 50 meter long, 900 dwt container ship Sui Dong Fang 332 near Guangzhou, China. The Sui Dong Fang 332 was loaded with 57 containers when the vessel was struck amidships by the Ming Yang Zhou 179. The Sui Dong Fang 332 was holed below the waterline and quickly sank spilling the containers into the water. The 7 crew on board were later rescued. The Ming Yang Zhou 179 sustained bow damage above the waterline. Authorities were able to recover 8 containers while another 20 were discovered sunk near the vessel. Reports state traffic was halted until the containers could be cleared away from the port.
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