The 97 meter long cargo vessel Yu Tong 1 sank near Huilai, Guangdong, China. The Yu Tong 1 was headed to Jieyang from Maoming with 5000 tons of iron ore when it was hit by stormy weather. The Yu Tong 1 began to take on water by the heavy seas. The vessel’s pumps were unable to control the flooding and the Yu Tong 1 developed a list. Fearing the cargo vessel would capsize, the 14 crew alerted authorities and abandoned ship.
Two tugs along with 5 other vessels assisted in a search and rescue operation. Reports state all 14 crew were later rescued.