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Collision involving chemical tanker at Yangtze River petrochemical terminal sparks fire

Collision involving chemical tanker at Yangtze River petrochemical terminal sparks fire

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General cargo ship Tian Sheng 18 lost control and hit chemical tanker Shuang Long Hai at a Yangtze River petrochemical terminal operated by China Resources in Changzhou, Jiangsu yesterday.

The chemical tanker started to list after the collision and the incident also damaged the chemical pipes, triggering a fire onboard the vessel.

All the 15 crew members onboard the tanker have been evacuated safely with no injuries reported.

The fire had been put out by this morning and the ship stabilised, while operations at the terminal remain suspended.

Shuang Long Hai is owned by CSIC-IMC Shipping and operated by Nanjing Zhonggang Shipping.

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Jason Jiang

Jason worked for a number of logistics firms following his English degree, then switched this hands-on experience to writing and has since become one the most prolific writers on the diverse China logistics industry writing for a host of titles including Supply Chain Asia, Cargo Facts and Air Cargo Week. Jason’s access to the biggest shippers with business in China has proved an invaluable source of exclusives.

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