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Two bulkers collide off Shanghai

Two capesize bulk carriers  Stella Cherise and Spartacus collided in the East China Sea near Shanghai this morning.

Spartacus suffered minor damage and is now anchored near Shanghai, while Stella Cherise’s hull has been damaged and is suffering water penetration in the ship cabin.

Shanghai Maritime Salvage Bureau and SIPG’s tug unit Fuxing Shipping have all sent ships for rescue works, which is still ongoing.

According to Fuxing Shipping, Stella Cherise has currently been stabilized and the crew evacuated.

Stella Cherise is owned by Singapore’s Stella Group and is managed by Cara Shipping, the Singapore shipping unit of Rizhao Steel. Spartacus is owned by Greek company Enterprises Shipping and Trading.

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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