Hong Kong ro-ro ship abandoned, capsized, South China sea

Report emerged that ro-ro cargo ship NARIMOTO MARU on Dec 1 was abandoned by her crew and capsized in South China sea some 160 nm E of Vung Tau, Vietnam, while en route from Malaysia to Taiwan. As of 1300 UTC Dec 1, ship’s AIS was still on, she was either adrift or moving dead ahead in SW direction. The ship interrupted sailing towards Taiwan and turned on opposite course late at night Nov 30, was moving in SW direction since the turn. Probably she was fighting head-on storm and developed list after cargo shift (she's ro-ro). Awaiting updates, more info.

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