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Chinese bulk carrier hit&run, crew watching not responding

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Dec 07, 2023 at 04:47 in Accidents by Mikhail Voytenko

Bulk carrier TAI HANG 8 is suspect in hit and run accident which took place on Dec 5 in South China sea some 33 nm off western coast of Mindoro, Philippines. Bulk carrier, ballasting from China to Indonesia, struck fishing boat RUEL J in broad daylight and sailed away, with reportedly, Chinese crew just watching wrecked boat and distressed fishermen, showing no signs of respond. Philippines Coast Guard already investigating. 5 crew of fishing boat rescued, they’re safe.

SOURCE: FLEET MON