Ten Crew Missing after Ship Sinks off Shanghai

China has launched a search and rescue mission for ten seafarers who remain missing after their ship sank off the coast of Shanghai.

The ship Changping sank in the anchorage near Yangtze estuary after it collided with another freighter in the evening hours of January 2.

Three crewmembers, out of a total of 13 who were aboard the vessel, were rescued, Xinhua News Agency cited the country’s maritime search and rescue center.

The rescue operation, which includes over a dozen of boats, was ongoing as of the morning hours of January 3.

At the time of the incident, Changping was loaded with 5,000 tonnes of steel.

World Maritime News Staff

Share this article

Follow World Maritime News

In Depth>

Events>

<< Feb 2019 >>
MTWTFSS
28 29 30 31 1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 1 2 3

GREENTECH IN SHIPPING GLOBAL FORUM

The mindset of sustainability and efficiency is the key to unlocking successful business…

read more >

LNG2019

LNG2019 features the largest number and highest level of LNG industry leaders.

read more >

Singapore Maritime Week (SMW) 2019

very year, SMW gathers the international maritime community for a week of flagship conferences…

read more >