Two cargo ships collide near Shanghai, ten missing

Two cargo ships collide near Shanghai, ten missing

General cargo ship Chang Ping and another cargo ship Xin Wang 138 have collided at Wusongkou anchorage area near Shanghai this morning.

Chang Ping, which was loaded with steel products, sank after the collision, while Xin Wang 138 suffered minor damage.

Shanghai Maritime Rescue Center sent six patrol vessels and coordinated three nearby vessels to join the rescue operations.

So far three of 13 crew onboard Chang Ping have been rescued, while the other ten remain missing. Search and rescue operations are still ongoing.

Chang Ping is operated by Shandong Changdao Letong Shipping and Xin Wang 138 is run by Taizhou Changxin Transport.

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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