Welcome to the Fu Shan Hai project!
Here you will find as much information about MV Fu Shan Hai, as possible.

If you have information, pictures or video, that we may share, please don’t hesitate in contacting us, or leaving a comment.

About the Fu Shan Hai:

Fu Shan Hai was built in 1994 at the Jiangnan Shipyard, at Shanghai, China.

Operated by the state-owned Chinese shipping firm “COSCO Bulk Carrier Company Ltd”

Length – 225 metres
Width – 32,2 metres
Draught – 13,6 metres

Speed 14,2 knots (26,3 kmh) fully loaded.
Engine – B&W 8.466 kW (11.353 HP).

Crew 27

The accident

Fu Shan Hai collided with the polish ship Gdynia on May 31st 2003, and sank several hours later.


All 27 crew members were rescued and were transported to the hostel “Hasle Vandrehjem”.

(As far as I can remember, this video was created by the Danish Home guard).


Adam Wilczewskis dive video

Lots of good views from inside MV Fu Shan Hai. We are guided thru the vessels mess hall, bridge, offices and a bathroom during this dive. The mess hall is very well preserved, and chairs and tables still seem to be in a reasonable condition.

Environmental Impact


An estimated 40 tons of oil has leaked the Fu Shan Hai’s tanks, and 10 tons have been collected by the environmental vessels “Mette Miljø”, “Gunnar Thorsen” from Denmark, and “202” from Sweden.
When Fu Shan Hai sank, it had the following onboard:

  • 1680 tons of heavy fuel oil
  • 110 tons of diesel on board
  • 6500 tons of fertilizer

The small Danish island Christiansø, north east of Bornholm was in the oil slicks track. It took about two weeks to remove the oil, and the process was documented in this movie:

36,3 kilometres of the Swedish coast was also hit by the oil slick, and had to be cleaned.

The prognosis for how the oil from the ship would spread.

After more than 4½ years the final bill has been presented to the insurance company.
The swedish government wil recieve 29,5 million swedish kroner, and the danish government will recieve 24 million danish kroner, to cover the expenses after the Fu Shan Hai oil spill
The owners of the polish vessel “Gdynia” has previously paid aprox. 84 million danish kroner to the owners of Fu Shan Hai.

In August 2013 more of the of the oil was removed from the wreck:

Diving on Fu Shan Hai

How deep lies the Fu Shan Hai?
35 metres to the top of the ships main structure.
47 to 53 metres to the deck.
55 metres to the ships name plate.
70 metres to the screw.

Dive centres that offer trips to Fu Shan Hai (alphabetically listed):

Divecenter Bornholm
Ocean Dive

Diving clubs that visit the dive site:
Hammeren sportsdykkerklub (i don’t have a link)
Dykkerklubben Calypso
Moskus (Based in southern Sweden)

If you know more dive centres that kan bring visitors to the Fu Shan Hai, please place a comment.