A container ship
chartered by Maersk Line has resumed its voyage after colliding with a general
In the early-morning
accident on 7 August, the 2,824 TEU BF Tiger, chartered from Fooroohari
Schiffahrts, was underway from Qingdao to Hong Kong when it collided with a
Chinese domestic general cargo ship, Xinghang 48.
The impact caused Xinghang 48 to sink,
sending all its four crew members falling into the water. Three of the
seafarers were rescued but one remains missing.
The BF Tiger is assigned to an intra-Asia service connecting China with Vietnam and Thailand, and the ship had to
interrupt its voyage due to the accident. The ship moved to Ningbo port for
inspections and on 9 August, was allowed to depart for Hong Kong.