Tag Archives: Yangtze River

Collision off Shanghai

Jiang Xia Xiang

The 111 meter long cargo vessel Jiang Xia Xiang collided with the 188 meter long, 41,983 dwt tanker Bai Chi on the Yangtze River near Shanghai, China. The Bai Chi, loaded with 30,000 tonnes of crude oil, struck into the port side of the Jiang Xia Xiang which was loaded with 7000 tonnes of stone.  The Jiang Xia Xiang suffered uncontrolled water ingress on the portside and capsized.  The 16 crew on board the cargo vessel were rescued.  No reports of injuries. The Bai Chi sustained damage to its bow, but no water ingress or pollution released.

E Tuan Feng Huo 226

E Tuan Feng Hua 226
Photo: newsmaritime.com

The 64 meter long, 1600 dwt coastal bulk carrier E Tuan Feng Huo 226 sank on the Yangtze River while berthed at Wuhan, China. The E Tuan Feng Huo 226 was loading cargo at the terminal when the vessel suffered a hull breach and suffered massive water ingress.  The three crew on board were able to escape and later rescued.  Reports state the bulker may have partially broke-in-two as the hull cracked.  Ferry service from Wuhan was halted as the E Tuan Feng Huo 226 was blocking navigation at the terminal.

Wan Dong Fang 298

Wan Dong Fang 298

The 34 meter long tanker Wan Dong Fang 298 capsized and sank on the Yangtze River near Nanjing, China. The tanker with 2 crew were proceeding to Hefei from Taizhou with 280 tonnes of liquid sodium hydroxide when it lost stability and rolled over and sank.  Authorities were alerted and a search and rescue operation as launched for the missing crewmen.  Reports state the vessel’s cargo tanks were still intact, but some diesel fuel was released into the river. A salvage operation is underway to raise the tanker from the water and tow it to the shoreline.