Cargo ship sank after collision

Cargo ship CHANG XIN with 9 crew on board issued distress signal on November 20, reporting sinking near Chuanshi Island, Minjiang River estuary, Fuzhou, China, Taiwan Strait waters.

According to reports, the vessel started to take in water and sank, after collision with unidentified vessel. Fujian MRCC sent SAR boats and helicopter to disaster site. In the morning November 21 helicopter spotted a life raft with 6 crew, 1 crew swam to the shore, 2 crew went missing.