As informed, the ship’s
crew has been rescued and there are no signs of maritime pollution at the
The incident took place
on December 24 in the Pearl River Estuary.
The Chinese Maritime and
Safety Administration has confirmed that the general cargo vessel had sunk and
has issued navigation warning to the nearby vessels.
“At approximately 0400
local time on December 24, whilst outbound from Nansha (China) to Singapore
with a pilot on board, a collision occurred between 9, 415 TEU container vessel
CMA CGM Norma and cargo ship Yusheng 366. Crew members from both ships are
safe,” CMA CGM told World Maritime News in a statement.
“CMA CGM Norma currently
remains at anchor and is in a stable condition. All relevant authorities have
been informed, including the Chinese Maritime Safety Administration (MSA).”
Based on the
containership’s AIS track from Maritime Traffic, the French-flagged CMA CGM
Norma is anchored in the waters South-West of Hong Kong, near the collision
site, as investigation into the incident is underway.
CMA CGM added that based
on the class inspection performed on December 25, the 2006-built containership
had not suffered any apparent damage.
“The vessel is currently
waiting for the authorization from local authorities to proceed with her
voyage. CMA CGM will continue to work closely with the authorities regarding
the investigation,” the company added.