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Chemical tanker explodes near Changzhou on Yangtze River

Chemcial tanker Wan Zhong Si Hao suffered an explosion onboard near Changzhou Port on Yangtze River yesterday.

The explosion triggered a major fire onboard the vessel. Local maritime safety administration sent firefighting vessels to the scene and managed to contain the fire within a few hours.

One crew member suffered a severe injury in the incident and he is now in a stable condition after being sent to local hospital for treatment.

According to local reports, a preliminary investigation suggests that the crews didn’t wear electrostatic prevention clothing in accordance with the safety protocols when unloading the hazardous cargo from the ship.

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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