Tag Archives: Yangtze River

Super Sun

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The 129 meter long, 18791 dwt freighter Super Sun loaded with a cargo of logs caught fire off the coast of China near the mouth of the Yangtze River.  The fire started in the vessel’s engine room and quickly consumed the superstructure.  The 23 crewmen on board were rescued by the East China Sea Rescue Bureau.   No reports of injuries.  Authorities were able to get the fire under control saving the cargo of logs, but the fire left the vessel disabled.

 

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Zhejiang

Photo: China SAR
Photo: China SAR

The 28 meter long fishing vessel Zhejiang went aground on the Yangtze River.  The vessel had suffered water ingress and the crew requested assistance.  Authorities dispatched helicopters and rescue craft to the scene.   All 9 crew were safely rescued.  No further details reported.

Xin Chuan 8

Photo: peopledaily.com.cn
Photo: peopledaily.com.cn

The 139 meter long freighter Xin Chuan 8 allided with a bridge on the Yangtze River near Nanjing, China.  The Xin Chaun 8 bow struck the bridge pier and suffered severe hull damage.  The vessel suffered uncontrolled water ingress and sank a few kilometers away from the bridge.   All 18 crewmen on board were rescued and no injuries reported.  Officials have launched an investigation into the cause of the accident.   The Xin Chaun 8 was headed to Luoyuan from Tongling with a cargo of 12,500 tons of limestone.

 

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