22 res­cued from con­tainer ves­sel fire off East China

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Hangzhou: Chi­nese marine res­cuers have saved the crew of a con­tainer ves­sel that caught fire af­ter col­lid­ing with a Liberian boat in the sea off east China. The con­tainer ves­sel from Hong Kong, named Saf­ma­rine Maru, and the Liberian ves­sel North­ern Jasper col­lided in waters 15 nau­ti­cal miles south­east of the Lang­gang Moun­tain Islets around 1am on Sun­day. An en­su­ing fire on Saf­ma­rine Maru put the life of 22 crew mem­bers in dan­ger.

Upon re­ceiv­ing the dis­tress call, the marine search and res­cue cen­tre of Zhe­jiang Prov­ince dis­patched marine po­lice and res­cue teams to help res­cue the 22 crew mem­bers. Marine au­thor­i­ties have also no­ti­fied boats trav­el­ling in the re­gion to avoid fur­ther ac­ci­dents. Xin­hua

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