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Chemical tanker collides with general cargo ship off Shanghai, 10 missing

Chemical tanker Yong An and general cargo ship Shun Qiang 2 collided near Shanghai on Sunday.

The incident led to the sinking of Shun Qiang 2. Three of the thirteen crew from Shun Qiang 2 have been rescued by Yong An, while the other 10 crew remain missing.

The Shanghai Maritime Safety Administration has deployed t10 patrol vessels for the search and rescue operations, which are still ongoing.

According to the administration, the oil spill response team hasn’t found any oil spill at the ship wreckage site.

Shun Qiang 2 is operated by Jiangsu Quanqiang Shipping and it was sailing from Nanjing to Guangzhou when the incident happened. Yong An is owned by Taiwanese owner Vanguard Shipping.

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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