Bulker and general cargo ship collide near Shanghai, one missing

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 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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