CNOOC vessel runs aground during Typhoon Manghkut

Offshore engineering vessel Hai Yang Shi You 202, owned by CNOOC subsidiary CNOOC Offshore Oil Engineering, was blown away from her anchorage west of Dalajia Island, Huizhou, northeast of Hong Kong, on September 16th, and dragged anchor drifting towards the island’s rocky coast. She ran aground near Hainan as a result of Typhoon Manghkut hitting the shores of south-east China.

Three tugboats were sent out by the local safety maritime unit in response to a distress call. One of the vessel’s ballast water tanks was damaged, but there were no injuries to any of the 73 crew.