SAND CARRIER CAPSIZED, SANK IN HAINAN STRAIT, 2 DEAD, 4 MISSING

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Sand carrier SHUNAN66 issued distress signal at around 1800 Beijing time Oct 13 in Hainan Strait, South China, reporting imminent danger of capsizing, and requesting assistance. SAR ships and ships in the area responded, SHUNAN66 capsized and sank soon after issuing distress. 4 crew managed to get to lifeboat, and later were picked up, all safe. 6 crew were missing. 2 people were spotted in water and picked up, both found to be dead, both identified as SHUNAN66 crew members. 4 crew remain missing.

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Posted in Accidents by Mikhail Voytenko on Oct 14, 2020 at 05:08.