Three dead and five missing in box ship collision off Shanghai
THREE crewmembers of a Chinese box ship have been killed and another five missing in a collision involving another container vessel managed by a German company near the Yangtze River estuary off Shanghai late Sunday
14 December 2020 - 19:00
According to information released by Shanghai Maritime Safety Bureau, 16 crewmembers of the Xin Qi Sheng 69 jumped overboard after the collision with the 2013-built 1,7,14-TEU containership Oceana, which earlier suffered an engine failure.
Eight crewmembers on board the Xin Qi Sheng 69, which later sank, were rescued from the river and a search operation was mounted for the other five missing men.
The Oceana is operated by German company Leonhardt & Blumberg Shipmanagement and Xin Qi Sheng 69 is owned by Xiamen Qisheng Shipping, reports Singapore's Splash 247.
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