Cargo vessel sinks in Yangtze River

Cargo vessel sinks in Yangtze River

Cargo vessel Ning Lian Hai 987 sank in the Wuhan section of Yangtze River after hitting a reef yesterday afternoon.

The vessel was carrying about 7,000 tons of sand from Yueyang to Shanghai.

Wuhan Maritime Safety Department sent a rescue team and saved all three crew members onboard. The salvage work for the vessel is also underway.

Authorities have started investigations into the incident.

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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