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.