Containership sinks near Guangzhou Port

Containership sinks near Guangzhou Port

Guangzhou: Chinese containership Xin Hong 328 sank near the Shajiao anchorage off Guangzhou Port yesterday.

The vessel was carrying 72 containers from Hong Kong to Nansha port in Guangzhou, when it lost stability due to flooding in the engine room.

All eight crew onboard were rescued. Local authorities sent 4 patrol boats to the scene of the accident to monitor the water for pollution and to regulate the traffic from drifting containers. Work to recover the containers is still ongoing and authorities are now investigating the incident.

Jason Jiang

Jason worked for a number of logistics firms following his English degree, then switched this hands-on experience to writing and has since become one the most prolific writers on the diverse China logistics industry writing for a host of titles including Supply Chain Asia, Cargo Facts and Air Cargo Week. Jason’s access to the biggest shippers with business in China has proved an invaluable source of exclusives.

Related Posts