Guang Yun sinkingThe general cargo vessels Guang Yun and Ji Xin 9 collided off Shantou, China in Taiwan Strait. The two ships were proceeding on crossing routes and serious violation of the ColReg and last minute maneuver caused Ji Xin 9 to hit the Guang Yun portside. The general cargo ship Guang Yun got large breach portside below the waterline, started getting water ingress and increased list to portside. The cost guard dispatched two patrol boats at the scene of collision and evacuated the crew of the sinking vessel. The salvage team boarded the general cargo ship Guang Yun and started pumping out the water from the flooded compartments and kept the ship afloat. The local authorities started investigation for the root cause of the collision.
The general cargo ship Guang Yun has overall length of 100.00 m, moulded beam of 16.00 m and maximum draft of 4.00 m. During the accident the ship was en route from Zhoushan to Dong Guan.
The general cargo ship Ji Xin 9 has overall length of 98.00 m, moulded beam of 15.00 m and maximum draft of 4.50 m. After collision the ship remained seaworthy and succeeded to reach Shantou under own power. [FULL STORY]