Bulker capsizes near Shanghai

Bulker capsizes near Shanghai

Chinese bulker Bao Jiang 88 capsized and sank near Yangshan Port of Shanghai while enroute from Ningbo to Nanjing with 4,600 tons of ore concentrates yesterday.

The crew abandoned the ship using a lifeboat, and were later rescued by nearby vessel Feng Yi 1.

Bao Jiang 88 is owned and operated by Jiangsu Baojiang Transportation and Trade Company.

Shanghai Maritime Safety Administration has notified nearby vessels to avoid the wreck site and local authorities have started investigations into the incident.

Jason Jiang

Jason is one of the most prolific writers on the diverse China shipping & logistics industry and his access to the major maritime players with business in China has proved an invaluable source of exclusives. Having been working at Asia Shipping Media since inception, Jason is the chief correspondent of Splash and associate editor of Maritime CEO magazine. Previously he had written for a host of titles including Supply Chain Asia, Cargo Facts and Air Cargo Week.

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