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Bulker and general cargo ship collide near Shanghai, one missing

Chinese bulker Li Dian 2 and general cargo ship Lu Di 67 collided near Shanghai this morning, leading to the sinking of Lu Di 67.

Donghai Rescue Bureau sent a rescue team after receiving a distress signal from the cargo vessel, and managed to save 7 of the 8 crew onboard with the other one missing.

The local maritime safety authority has informed nearby vessels to avoid the vessel wreckage site and deployed an oil spill response team to clean a minor spill at the site.

The 56,900 dwt Li Dian 2 is operated by Jinagyin Lidian Coal Transportation and Lu Di 67 is run by Shanghai Greenland Group.

Search and rescue operations are still going.

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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