Container ship collides with a bulk carrier off Quanzhou

By Accidents

Hanjin Ningbo, a container ship, has collided with Fortuna 98 (福鑫98), a bulk carrier, about 20 nm southeast off Quanzhou, China. The accident happened on May 30 at around 1 AM local time and resulted in damage of the Fortuna 98. There were no reports of injuries or pollution.

Hanjin Ningbo was en route from Vietnam to South Korea with 20 crew members on board loaded with 779 TEU when it struck Fortuna 98, which was heading form Lianyungang to Zhuhai with seven crew members on board. The bulk carrier suffered damage to its ballast tank and a power blackout due to water ingress. All 7 seafarers from Fortuna 98 were safely transferred to the Nanjin Nigbo. Quanzhou Maritime Search and Rescue Center (QMSRC) launched an emergency plan and dispatched rescue ships to the scene. Fortuna 98 was towed to the nearest port (near Sinopec's Shihu terminal) the following day. The vessel is still at risk of sinking.

According to the QMSRC, the visibility in the area at the time of the collision was only 1 nm, which might have caused the accident.

There is no information about the damage of the Hanjin Ningbo (IMO number 9363417 and MMSI 372839000). The DWT 33,632-ton vessel is registered in Panama. It was built in 2007, its capacity is 2,553 TEU and is managed by the Korean Dae Ah Shipping Co Ltd. Current position of Hanjin Ningbo.