The 124 meter long cargo vessel Quan Hai 88 ran aground in the Taiwan Strait off Quanzhou, China. The Quan Hai 88 was heading to Jiaxing from Dongguan with a cargo of gravel when it ran aground on the rocks. The vessel suffered hull damage and uncontrolled water ingress along its portside resulting in a slight list.
Authorities were alerted and dispatched rescue boats to the scene. All 16 crew of the Quan Hai 88 abandoned ship and were later rescued. No reports of injuries.
The current status of the Quan Hai 88 has not been reported. Authorities state there was no oil pollution released around the vessel.
The 108 meter long, 5782 dwt container ship Guang Yi became disabled off Quanzhou, China. The Guang Yi suffered engine failure after leaving port and was towed back to port. No reports of injuries, damage or pollutoin released. The container ship made repairs and proceeded the next day to its destination to Taichung, Taiwan.
The 97 meter long freighter Hg Xin Yuan Shun 6 sank off Hui’an, Quanzhou, Fujian, China. The freighter loaded with 5,000 tons of pottery clay was en route to Shandong province when it encountered strong winds and rough seas. The vessel sent out a distress call before it went down. The authorities dispatched several vessels and two helicopters. One crewman out of the 11 on board was found alive and taken to hospital. Eight bodies were also recovered. The cause of the sinking was not reported, but it is suspected a cargo shift in the hold caused the vessel to list and capsize in the bad weather. Authorities also are looking for a possible oil spill from the sunken vessel.