Trawler sank after collision with merchant ship, 12 missing, China

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Very Large Ore Carrier VATHY collided with fishing vessel of Zhejing Fisheries, ZHEDAIYU02611, at around 0100 Beijing time Mar 12, east of Yangtze estuary, Yellow sea. Fishing vessel sank, of 14 fishermen on board, 2 were rescued, 12 are missing, SAR still going on. VATHYis en route from Australia to Caofeidian, China, Bohai Bay, Yellow sea. No AIS during last 24 hours, probably the ship was detained after collision.

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