Photo: HKG Flying Service

Photo: HKG Flying Service

UPDATE: World’s most dangerous cargo eyed in sinking of Trans Summer.

EARLIER: A 190-meter bulk carrier sank Wednesday approximately 45 nautical mile southwest of Hong Kong after battling 15-meter waves and strong winds generated by Typhoon Utor.

Officials report that all 21 crewmembers of the Hong Kong-flagged Trans Summer were rescued mostly by helicopter after abandoning the heavily listing ship in liferafts. The Trans Summer sank some time later, according to reports.

Utor packed winds of 155 kilometers per hour near its center as it passed about 240 kilometers southwest of the city Wednesday. The storm is heading northwest towards the Guangdong province in southeast China at 16 kmh.

Earlier this week, Utor was rated as a “Super Typhoon” with wind gusts as high as 210 kilometers per hour as it made landfall in the Philippines on Monday. The storm weekend slightly before regaining strength over the south China sea. Utor was the worst typhoon to hit the Philippines this year.

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  • Roland

    What was it carrying? Is this another case of Nickel Ore liquefaction? http://gcaptain.com/nickel-ore-russian-roulette/

    • Chris

      These were extracted mining stuff to be further processed. The mining materials reacted with the water and released those orange smoke.

    • Colman

      Nickel ore loaded, flagged Hong Kong and classed BV. Not sure if it is another case of liquefaction but seemingly attibuted to adverse weather.

  • michael mahalik

    Do you accept freelance writing or do you accept story ideas and assign your own writers?

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