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 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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