Two vessels collide on Yangtze River, two missing

Two vessels collide on Yangtze River, two missing

General cargo vessel Xin Hang Hai 2 collided with containership Chong Lun J3010 near Taicang part of Yangtze River on Monday night.

Xin Hang Hai 2 was carrying wood product from Japan to Taicang while Chong Lun J3010 was headed from Chongqing to Shanghai when the incident happened.

The incident led to the sinking of Chong Lun J3010, with183 containers and all 15 crew onboard the vessels falling into the water. Xin Hang Hai 2 suffered minor damage and has safely docked at a nearby port.

The local water rescue centre has sent five vessels and coordinated more than 20 nearby vessels to the sinking site and managed to rescue 13 of the 15 crew, while the other two remain missing.

Currently the search operations for the remaining crew continues and salvage work is also underway.

Jason Jiang

Jason worked for a number of logistics firms following his English degree, then switched this hands-on experience to writing and has since become one the most prolific writers on the diverse China logistics industry writing for a host of titles including Supply Chain Asia, Cargo Facts and Air Cargo Week. Jason’s access to the biggest shippers with business in China has proved an invaluable source of exclusives.

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