Container ship HONG YANG collided with ferry JIAN FENG LING in Hainan Strait at 0350 Beijing time April 5.
Several passengers were slightly injured.
From the description of accident it seems like container ship struck ferry’s starboard, inflicting serious damages.
Hull was dented and breached, liferafts damaged or torn off, some trucks and cars on cargo deck damaged and/or destroyed.
Container ship sustained fore section damages, but no containers loss mentioned.
Container ship was en route to Haikou, Hainan and bound for Qinzhou on Apr 8.
JIAN FENG LING has been taken to Hainan after collision and later moved to Zhanjiang.
Container ship HONG YANG, IMO 9131216, dwt 44593, capacity 1830 TEU, built 1998, flag China, manager HONGYUAN MARINE CO LTD, Ningbo.
Passenger ro-ro ship JIAN FENG LING, MMSI 413523230, GT 10940, flag China.
SOURCE: Maritime Bulletin