On February 17, the 60 meter long cargo vessel Shenzhou 19 sank near Shanghai, China. The vessel was en route to Guanzhou from Shanghai when the vessel foundered off Zhoushan. Authorities were alerted and requested assistance in a search and rescue in the area. Some 20 vessels joined authorities in searching for the six crew of the Shenzhou 19. Three crew of the Shenzhou 19 were pulled from the water, but later succumbed to hypothermia.
Search and rescue efforts continued for another two days for the remaining three missing crew. No further details reported.