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SHIP NAME: Chang Ying KEY: NUM. ENTRIES: 3
source DOLPHIN
type A
volume
material
dead
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Sent distress signal reporting that she was taking on water in a hold, SE of Taiwan.


source INTERCARGO
type A
volume
material
dead 22
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Sewater flooded into the cargo hold of this "domestic" categorised vessel approximately 70 miles of the sothern tip if Taiwan en route from that country to Indonesia during the aftermath of a tropical storm. There was time to send out a mayday call but there are few other details about this casualty.


source CTX
type C
volume
material
dead 22
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Panama flagged. 1976 built Panamax bulker was apparently loaded Indonesia to Taiwan. Ran into Typhoon Morakot. Search found only a life raft and one body.

This ship changed class from ABS to a third tier "classification society" based in Panama called the Isthmus Bureau of Shipping (not to be confused with the equally prestigious Isthmus Maritime Classification S.A.) some time between 2004 (when she was the Victor) and 2007. Equasis has no record of any Special Survey since October, 2001.

The ship has a record of many PSC deficiencies but no detentions. In her last, Paris MOU inspection in 2004, when she was called the Victor and still classed ABS, flagged Malta, and under Greek management. The deficiencies included:

Apparently, this level of regulation was too onerous, and the new owners changed her flag to Panama, and went with an arguably bogus Classification Society.

Clarkson claims she traded in oil in the past, in which case she must have been an ex-OBO.

We have almost no info on this killer casualty, nor are we likely to get any.