10 Seafarers Rescued From Listed Cargo Ship In South China Sea

A cargo ship listed to one side in the South China Sea had its sailors in dire conditions on a raft when they were rescued.

seafarers rescue
Image Credits: @AustinOng1 – Twitter

Rescuers from Hainan, China found the crew of 10 on the raft and rescued them. 8 Filipino seafarers were part of the entourage rescued.

According to SEA RESCUE, the maritime rescue center in Hainan, 10 crew members were rescued from a life raft sailing on Spratly Islands on December 22. All the seafarers were on a Sierra Leone registered vessel carrying 3000 tons of rice from Vietnam to Malaysia.

seafarers rescue
Image Credits: @AustinOng1 – Twitter

Wu Pingsheng from the Hainan Maritime Rescue Center said that “the successful rescue is a test of China’s ability to safeguard the navigation safety of international ships in the South China Sea. It fully demonstrates China’s commitment to rescue operations in the region,”

The Rescue Effort

  • Upon receiving a distress signal from the ship around 5pm on Monday, the rescue center launched a rescue effort.
  • The captain had ordered to abandon the ship when it got listed on the South China Sea.
  • The crew of 8 Filipino seafarers and 2 Chinese seafarers abandoned ship and took the life raft on the captain’s instructions.
seafarers rescue
Image Credits: @AustinOng1 – Twitter
  • Further rescue teams were sent by the Chinese Transport Ministry. 3 rescue ships from Hainan Province was sent as part of the rescue operation.
  • The rescuers safely rescued all the crew members by 2:30pm on Tuesday.
  • None of them had any serious injury as only one had a minor shoulder injury.
  • The crew is expected to arrive at Yantian Port in Shenzhen by Thursday.

Reference: manilatimes.net

Disclaimer :
The information contained in this website is for general information purposes only. While we endeavour to keep the information up to date and correct, we make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to the website or the information, products, services, or related graphics contained on the website for any purpose. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk.

In no event will we be liable for any loss or damage including without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, or any loss or damage whatsoever arising from loss of data or profits arising out of, or in connection with, the use of this website.

Do you have info to share with us ? Suggest a correction

Latest Shipping News You Would Like:

Get the Latest Maritime News Delivered to Your Inbox!

Our free, fast, and fun newsletter on the global maritime industry, delivered everyday.

One Comment

  1. I cannot believe that no one has yet arisen from the various entities of the naval administration around the world, continue to neglect the various difficulties imposed by the Chinese, not only in the areas of foreign trade, but also those found in the area of health … urgently to use the necessary measures with agility in the charter contracts imposing the costs for the Chinese and the movement of crew members guaranteed by the dictates of the labor laws in accordance with the contracts and clauses provided for in international law …

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *