Out of control Chinese bulker collides with three river vessels, four missing

Out of control Chinese bulker collides with three river vessels, four missing

Panamax bulk carrier Guo Yuan 1, operated by Fujian Guohang Ocean Shipping, collided with three river vessels at Zhenjiang anchorage on Tuesday evening.

The three vessels were tied together and anchored and all sank after the collision. Five crew from the sunken ships were rescued, while another four crew remain missing.

Search and rescue operations for the missing crew are ongoing.

The 1987-built Guo Yuan 1, which was on its way to Nanjing, has been detained by local authorities. Preliminary investigations shows the vessel lost control when sailing into the anchorage.

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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