Chinese-flagged general cargo vessel YuSheng 366 sank
following a collision with Post Panamax containership CMA CGM Norma, Chinese media reported.
informed, the ship’s crew has been rescued and there are no signs of maritime
pollution at the moment.
incident took place on December 24 in the Pearl River Estuary.
Chinese Maritime and Safety Administration has confirmed that the general cargo
vessel had sunk and has issued navigation warning to the nearby vessels.
“At approximately 0400 local time on
December 24, whilst outbound from Nansha (China) to Singapore with a pilot on
board, a collision occurred between 9, 415 TEU container vessel CMA CGM Norma
and cargo ship Yusheng 366. Crew members from both ships are safe,” CMA CGM told
World Maritime News in a statement.
“CMA CGM Norma currently remains at anchor
and is in a stable condition. All relevant authorities have been informed,
including the Chinese Maritime Safety Administration (MSA).”
the containership’s AIS track from Maritime Traffic, the French-flagged CMA CGM
Norma is anchored in the waters South-West of Hong Kong, near the collision
site, as investigation into the incident is underway.
added that based on the class inspection performed on December 25, the
2006-built containership had not suffered any apparent damage.
“The vessel is currently waiting for the
authorization from local authorities to proceed with her voyage. CMA CGM will
continue to work closely with the authorities regarding the
investigation,” the company added.