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Two ships collide near Shanghai causing major fire, 14 missing

An oil tanker collided with a sand barge near the estuary of the Yangtze River off Shanghai this morning, with 14 crew reported missing.

According to a release by the Shanghai Maritime Rescue Center, oil tanker Long Qing 1, carrying around 3,000 of gasoline, collided with sand barge Shun Da 11. A major fire erupted onboard Long Qing 1 following the incident while the sand barge sank. 

The rescue centre sent a team to rescue the 17 crew from the two vessels, and so far three have been rescued with 14 still missing.

Search and rescue operations are ongoing.

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.


  1. A really serious maritime accident that has not deserved a single comment. Next time a dead seagull will have to be photographed to excite an idiotic audience.

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