On July 13, the 85 meter long, 4071 dwt cargo vessel Wan Li 8 collided with the 97 meter long, 5287 dwt bulk carrier Heng Run in the East China Sea off Zhoushan, China. The Wan Li 8 was en route to Kaohsiung from Zhangjiagang with 3700 tons of steel when it struck the Heng Run as it was proceeding from Vietnam to South Korea with 5000 tonnes of ore. The Heng Run’s hull was ripped open and the water ingress quickly sank the vessel in just a few minutes. Fourteen of the 15 crew on board the Heng Run was able to abandon ship. One crewman swam to nearby Huangxing Island while 12 others were rescued by authorities. One body was found in the water while another was still reported as missing.
- Two Bulk Carriers Collide near Zhoushan, One sank (marinelink.com)