Shanghai: Chemical tanker Wan Dong Fang sank on the Yangtze River near Nanjing yesterday. The two crewmembers onboard are still missing.
The vessel, owned by Bengbu Dongfang Shipping, was carrying around 300 tons of liquid sodium hydroxide from Taizhou to Hefei via Wuhu.
Nanjing maritime authorities have sent a team for the rescue, and two salvage vessels from Jiangsu Jiaolong Harbor Engineering and Nanjing Yangzi Salvage Engineering, along with two tugboats from Nanjing Port.
The tank of the vessel has not been damaged. However, environment protection authorities are still investigating potential pollution from the accident.
The vessel has been lifted out of the water and search and rescue work for the two crews are still ongoing.