Chinese bulker sinks off Wuhan

Chinese bulker sinks off Wuhan

Shanghai: Chinese mini-bulker E Tuan Feng Huo 226 (1,600 dwt, built 1999) suffered a fracture in the middle part of the vessel and sank during loading work at a terminal of Wuhan Port along the Yangtze River on Friday. Three crew members onboard managed to escape from the vessel.

The sunken vessel has blocked the navigation channel of a ferry service from Wuhan, which has now been suspended.

The maritime safety authority has started investigations into the incident, and is now working on the salvage of the vessel in order to resume the ferry service.

Jason Jiang

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