A crew of five seamen from the town of Wenzhou are lacking adhering to a collision in the East China Sea, according to maritime authorities in China’s Zhejiang province. 

The Panamanian-flagged bulk carrier Ocean Loong collided with the fishing vessel Zhecangyu 00808 registered in Wenzhou on Tuesday night, China Daily reviews. The incident happened all over 85 nm off the coast of Wenzhou.

The fishing boat sank with five males on board, all of whom were even now lacking as of Wednesday early morning. A search and rescue procedure is underway with helicopters and rescue vessels in the place.

The 224.97-metre bulk carrier Ocean Loong, which is managed by Xiamen Datong Xin Luyang Transport Co, experienced been en route from Tieshan to Lanshan in China according to MarineTraffic.

Ocean Loong stays near the collision web-site as of Wednesday morning. 

Temperatures in Wenzhou city were around 9C right away. China Everyday studies that area maritime authorities “are sparing no efforts” in hunting for the five lacking adult males.

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