China News Service, Beihai, June 16 (Luo Changsheng Huang Yanmei) The Beihai Maritime Safety Administration introduced on the 16th that at 4 am on June 16, a cargo ship in Beihai City, Guangxi sank in distress.

After rescue, 12 people on board were rescued safely.

The picture shows the scene of the collision between the blue unnamed ship and the cargo ship.

Photo courtesy of Beihai Maritime Safety Administration

  According to reports, at 4:35 on June 16, the Beihai Maritime Search and Rescue Center received an alarm: about 10 nautical miles from the sea to the southeast of Xieyang Island in the Beihai Sea, a cargo ship collided with an unnamed ship, causing the cargo ship to sink into the water and sink. .

Twelve people on board abandoned the ship and called for help.

Pictured is the rescue scene.

Photo courtesy of Beihai Maritime Safety Administration

  After receiving the report, Beihai Maritime Search and Rescue Center quickly carried out search and rescue operations, and coordinated nearby ships "Huasheng 666" and "Shunyuan 27" to search and rescue through VTS (Vessel Traffic Service); dispatched "Xiagang Tow 20" to carry maritime law enforcement Personnel rushed to the scene to organize search and rescue.

At the same time, maritime safety information is broadcast to remind passing ships to strengthen their lookout and pay attention to avoid the position of sunken ships.

Pictured is the rescue scene.

Photo courtesy of Beihai Maritime Safety Administration

  At 6:38, after discovering the lifeboats of the crew members in distress, the ship "Shunyuan 27" accelerated to the sea area where the incident occurred. At 7:01 on the same day, the ship "Shunyuan 27" successfully rescued 12 crew members in distress.

At present, 12 crew members have been taken back to Weizhou Island in Beihai by "Xiagang Tow 20", and no casualties have been reported.

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