Cargo ship (understood dry cargo), reported issuing distress signal early in the morning Sep 19 in Taiwan Strait. Vessel reported water ingress, sinking, requiring immediate assistance. Crew abandoned ship, all were rescued during large scale rescue operation. Ship’s status unknown, she may yet remain afloat.
UPDATE 1400 UTC Sep 19: The ship is afloat with working engine, though Master said engine was shut off. Authorities said they’re planning removal, towage.
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