The 98 meter long, 6532 dwt cargo vessel Hao Xiang 19 capsized and sank in the East China Sea off Luxi Island near Wenzhou, China. The Hao Xiang 19 was headed to Wenzhou from Taizhou with a cargo of steel when it ran aground up on a reef off Luxi Island. The vessel sustained hull damage causing water ingress. Unable to control the flooding, the crew sent out a distress call to authorities. A search and rescue vessel was dispatched to the scene. As the vessel continued to fill with water, the Hao Xiang 19 developed a severe list to starboard. Two crew were able launch the vessel’s life raft, but the list prevented launching lifeboats from the starboard side.
A rescue boat arrived on scene and rescued 11 crew off the Hao Xiang 19 along with the 2 crew from the life raft. No reports of injuries. Reports state the Hao Xiang 19 eventually capsized and sank.
The 108 meter long, 5404 dwt tanker Sagan ran aground in the East China Sea off Suwanose Island, Kagoshima, Japan. The tanker was headed to Japan from Taiwan when it blown ashore by strong winds and heavy seas. The hull was breached on the rocky shoreline. The Sagan’s fuel tanks were ruptured and released fuel oil into the sea. A large spill formed around the western side of the island. The pollution was being being dispersed by rough seas.
The crew alerted authorities and requested assistance. The Japan Coast Guard dispatched a helicopter to the scene and hoisted all 18 crew to safety. No reports of injuries.
The 53 meter long cargo vessel Hong Xing 88 sank in the East China Sea off Wenzhou, China. The Hong Xing 88, loaded with a cargo of sand, dropped anchor in order to ride out Typhoon Haima. The typhoon was too severe and the Hong Xing 88 suffered uncontrolled water ingress. The vessel requested assistance as it sank. The 7 crew on board climbed to the top of the cargo vessel’s superstructure as the Hong Xing 88 sank. All 7 men were later rescued by the China Coast Guard. No reports of injuries.