3 sailors killed in China dredger sinking

By Accidents

3 sailors were killed when a dredger sank off off Beihai’s port. Beihai Maritime Safety Administration announced the information about the tragic incident.

The vessel Hai Run 18 capsized and sank about 4nm off the deepwater port in South China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region.
The ship was extracting about8 tonnes of sand and was heading back when adverse winds overturned the vessel.

There were 5 more crew members on board Hai Run 18 but they had more chance and were rescued. 13 ships were sent to help only 7 minutes after the incident. The bodies of the crew members were recovered.