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source Sandra Tsui, 2008-09-11
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The master of Chinese-flagged tanker has been sentenced to five years in jail for a collision that left 15 dead, writes Sandra Tsui.

The No.2 Intermediate People's Court of Shanghai has upheld a five-year sentence for Wang Yongguo, master of Jin Yuan You 9 for his role in a collision in January, in the estuary of the Yangtze River, which caused 15 deaths and one missing. Capt Wang of the 1951-built vessel, owned by China Ocean Aviation Group, was accused of negligence and misjudgment by the court in the final trial of the case.

The tanker, with 6,543 tonnes of diesel oil on board, was on its way from northern China's Dalian to Shanghai when it collided with the 1974-built, 4,480 dwt bulk carrier Jin Tai Shun, which was carrying 4,953 tonnes of nickel. The master was accused of failing to detect the vessel Jin Tai Shun until it was just 200 m away while directing his crew to weigh anchor and sail into the harbour. The court also said he made a series of mistakes when he tried to avoid the collision. The bulk vessel sank immediately. The only person onboard Jin Tai Shun who escaped is the chef. No casualty was reported on the tanker.

The master later surrendered to the police and was sentenced to five years in jail in his first trial in April. The ruling was upheld at the trial after Capt Wang appealed for a reduction of sentence.


source LC and Co
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Mr. Wang Yongguo was the master of ht evessel Jin Yuna You 9, a domestic vessel. His vessel collided with an anchored vessel Jin Tai Shun (also a domestic vessel) in Changjiangkou on 30 January 2008. Jin Tai Shun sunk as the result of the collision and 15 of her crew were killed. Mr. Wang was arrested after the collision.

According to the investigations of the MSA, the major liability for the collision fell on Jin Yuan You 9 and her fault was two-fold: first, the crew failed to maintain lookout, and secondly, she had taken improper avoinging actions which directly led to the collision


source CTX
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If you don't detect until your 200 m away, not much you can do. Not surprising a 4,480 dwt bulk carrier loaded with 4,953 tons of cargo sank quickly.