8 killed after containership collided with fishing trawler

8 killed after containership collides with fishing trawler


A containership operated by SITC Container Lines collided with a Chinese fishing trawler off Hainan Island, China just after midnight local time on Wednesday, leaving eight persons missing after the trawler capsized.

The Panama-flagged ship, 1,032 TEU SITC Danang had just departed China’s Qinzhou port and was on its way to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, when the accident happened around 12.15am local time.

The collision with the fishing trawler, Yuenan Aoyu 36062, occurred 22 nautical miles southwest of Yinggehai town in Ledong, off Hainan’s southwestern coast.

The Chinese Navy and Coast Guard mobilised 21 ships and five aircrafts to undertake water and air searches at the scene.

SITC’s representative told the media that the ship is owned by Japanese tonnage provider Shoei Kisen Kaisha while its technical management is handled by a third-party company.

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