Two boxships collide near Shanghai, three dead and five missing

Date: Tuesday, December 15, 2020
Source: Splash 247

Two containerships collided near the Yangtze River estuary off Shanghai late on Sunday night resulting in the sinking of one vessel.

According to information released by Shanghai Maritime Safety Bureau, the 2013-built 1,714 teu containership Oceana suffered an engine failure and collided with another local boxship Xin Qi Sheng 69, which sank with 650 containers onboard.

All the 16 crewmembers of the Xin Qi Sheng 69 jumped into the water. Eight of them were rescued by rescue teams, another three were found dead, while five remain missing.

Oceana is operated by German company Leonhardt & Blumberg Shipmanagement and Xin Qi Sheng 69 is owned by Xiamen Qisheng Shipping.

Search and rescue operations are ongoing.

 

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