On Nov 21, 201, at 3.30 a.m. the MRCC Tianjin was alerted after the collision of the container m/v “MSC Luciana” with the “Sulianhaiji 0118” in the Bohai Sea seven miles off the Caofeidian port.
The container ship had left Tianjin bound for Busan, and collided with the cargo ship two to three hours later. The “Sulianhaiji 0118” sustained a large hull breach at starboard side amidships with ensuing massive water ingress.
The SAR ship “Bei Hai Jiu 119” (IMO: 9763447) was sent to assist. The damaged freighter was taken to Caofeidian, the crew of 16 was safe.