Zheng-tong: Year 5, Month 8, Day 10
5 Sep 1440
When the interpreter Ba-zhi Zhao-yang and others from the country of Java were returning to their country, they met a typhoon and their ship was destroyed. The chieftain Qi-zeng and others, a total of 56 persons, were drowned. Zhao-yang and the survivors, a total of 83 persons, remained at this time in Guang-dong. It was ordered that the Maritime Trade Supervisorate provide them with a stipend of food grain, look after them and provide them with accommodation, and that when there was another ship from their country, they were to be sent back on it.
Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 25, page 1354