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.
The 225 meter long, 74432 dwt bulk carrier Catalina collided with the fishing vessel Lu Rong Yu 58398 in the East China Sea near Ningbo, China. The Catalina struck the Lu Rong Yu 58398 causing the fishing vessel to capsize and later sink. Nearby fishing vessels responded to the scene and rescued two of the 19 crew of the Lu Rong Yu. The two survivors were later taken to hospital, but later died.The remaining 17 crew were still reported as missing. Chinese authorities have launched search and rescue vessels along with helicopters to look for survivors. No reports of injuries or damage on the Catalina. Authorities in Fujian has launched an investigation into the incident.
The 42 meter long coastal cargo vessel Zhe Ding 49067 was blown ashore in the East China Sea off Zhejiang Zhoushan, China. The Zhe Ding 49067 had its anchor drag as heavy seas kicked up as Typhoon Swan passed by. The 5 crew on board were safely rescued, but the vessel suffered damage. No further details reported.