Chinese cargo ship hit rocks, 13 crew evacuated

General cargo ship RONG HAI 79 ran aground on rocks N of Nanri island, Fujian Province, China, East China sea, in the afternoon Jul 4. The ship is in ballast, it isn’t clear if she’s or was in danger of sinking, but 13 crew decided to leave her, and went into life boat and rafts, see photos. All were rescued by East China Sea Rescue Bureau SAR ships. RONG HAI 79 remains aground, salvage tug already contracted.
General cargo ship RONG HAI 79, MMSI 412459860, dwt 5015, flag China.

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Erofey is a Merchant Marine Captain with more than 20 years experience in commanding oil tankers. He works as a Captain, being most of his time at sea. He contributes maritime news.