July 16, 2024
MARITIME ACCIDENT: Container ship capsized after collision off Ningbo
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By Our Correspondent
Container ship XIN YUAN LONG 6 collided with the sand carrier (no details) on the morning of July 17, 2023, shortly after leaving Ningbo in China.

According to FleetMon, “Sand carrier sank. XIN YUAN LONG 6 suffered hull breaches or breaches, developed a heavy portside list and capsized, with at least 40 containers falling into the water.

“Salvage operation underway with several SAR ships and tugs deployed, container ship crew evacuated.

“Understood the ship though partially submerged, is still afloat. XIN YUAN LONG 6 was en route from Ningbo to Xiamen.”

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