Tanker collides with sand carrier off Zhoushan, four missing

Tanker collides with sand carrier off Zhoushan, four missing

Unladen tanker Zi Yun 1 collided with a sand carrier Guo Liang 399 near Zhoushan last night, leading to the sinking of the sand carrier.

The eight crew members onboard the sand carrier had to jump into the water as it went down. Zhoushan Maritime Rescue Center sent a team to the site and managed to save four crew members with the help of local fishermen, while the other four crew remain missing.

Search and rescue work is ongoing. Local authorities have detained the tanker for further investigations and have started anti-pollution operations at the scene.

Zi Yun 1 is operated by Zhejiang Longyu Shipping while Guo Liang 399 is operated by Wuhu Guoliang 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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