Collision involving chemical tanker at Yangtze River petrochemical terminal sparks fire

Collision involving chemical tanker at Yangtze River petrochemical terminal sparks fire

General cargo ship Tian Sheng 18 lost control and hit chemical tanker Shuang Long Hai at a Yangtze River petrochemical terminal operated by China Resources in Changzhou, Jiangsu yesterday.

The chemical tanker started to list after the collision and the incident also damaged the chemical pipes, triggering a fire onboard the vessel.

All the 15 crew members onboard the tanker have been evacuated safely with no injuries reported.

The fire had been put out by this morning and the ship stabilised, while operations at the terminal remain suspended.

Shuang Long Hai is owned by CSIC-IMC Shipping and operated by Nanjing Zhonggang 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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