Three Chinese coasters sank in storm, crews rescued

Three Chinese coasters sank at night Dec 26 in Zhoushan waters, south of Shanghai, being caught in adverse weather with strong wind and high sea. GUO SHUN 8669 (? Data not found), DAHAIHONGYU and FAN YANG 68 sank in roughly the same area, crews of 5, 4 and 7, respectively, were rescued by SAR ship DONGHAIJIU117 (IMO 9682631), MRCC East China sea, China.
Cargo ship DAHAIHONGYU, MMSI 412082056, length 76 meters, flag China.
Cargo ship FAN YANG 68, MMSI 413550850, GT 497, length 56 meters, flag China.





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