Cosco Shenzhen-operated bulker M/V Peng Yan in collision
in China's Zhoushan archipelago in the Yangtze river-mouth
with Tianjin Tianhui Shipping operated bulker M/V Hui Rong
and sank within 15 minutes of the collision with 9 drowned and 8 missing.
12 seafarers picked up, including 1 who had been in the water for 6 hours.
These men are reported to be in a stable condition at hospitals in Shanghai.
Zhejiang Maritime Safety Bureau has attributed collision
to combination of heavy traffic, strong winds and fog.
The archipelago lies in the Yangtze river-mouth, close to several busy ports,
in the middle of N-S routes and is one of China's major fishing grounds.
A day after the collision, a fishing boat collided and sank, but its crew of 12 rescued.