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Bulk carrier YUE DIAN 57 collided with 40-meter police boat ZHONGGUOHAIJING 3062 at around 1500 LT Apr 18 near Nei Island, Pearl river Estuary, Guangdong Province, China. Bulk carrier was ballasting from Guangzhou to Tianjin. ZHONGGUOHAIJING 306, engaged in fighting fishing poachers, capsized, according to photo, 8 crew were rescued. Bulk carrier YUE DIAN 57 wa brought to anchor near grounding site, at 0400 UTC Apr 20 she was still at anchor. Understood police boat was salvaged.
Bulk carrier YUE DIAN 57, IMO 9475583, dwt 56692, built 2011, flag China, manager GUANGDONG YUDEAN SHIPPING CO. LTD.