On the morning of August 10, Pengfeng News Agency learned from the East China Sea Rescue Bureau that on the evening of August 8, 2019, under the influence of Typhoon Lichma No. 9, a cargo ship loaded with more than 10,000 tons of steel, the main engine of Yuanhai 9 broke down and the rudder blades were lost. During the towing process, the ship lost control due to serious deviation, and 15 crew members were on board. In distress, ask for help.
Rescue scene. East China Sea Salvage Bureau
After receiving the rescue information, the East China Sea Rescue Bureau immediately launched the emergency rescue plan and dispatched the East China Sea Rescue 101 vessel on standby in the Yangtze Estuary waters to rescue.
At 21:00 on the 8th, Donghai rescue 101 arrived at the scene and successfully completed the cable operation. With the assistance of other ships, the ship overcame the difficulties of harsh sea conditions, serious deviation of distressed vessels in towing and complex navigable waters. After one days efforts, at 2200 hours on September 9, the distressed ship Far Sea 9 was successfully towed to anchor shelter in the safe waters of Shanghai Port. Fifteen crew members were rescued with the ship.