Stranded sailors get food and supplies amid lockdown

Yuan Luhang
About 170 crew aboard 65 cargo vessels were stranded on the Dazhi River by a sudden lockdown. Local officials moved to help them with food, nucleic testing and other necessities.
Yuan Luhang

Sixty-five ships were moored along the Dazhi River with more than 170 people on board due to the lockdown on the east side of the Huangpu River from March 28 to April 1.

On the afternoon of March 28, the Pujiang Town Water Management Station set up a joint team of staff from the Pujiang Town Urban Construction Center and the Pujiang Town Medical Service Center to oversee pandemic prevention and control in the water area.

Docks in some areas of the Pudong New Area stopped operation because of the lockdown.

Cargo ships unable to load and unload goods moored along the Dazhi River.

The crews on board were short of daily necessities. The service team immediately contacted local vegetable cooperatives and other organizations to ensure drinking water and vegetables.

On March 29, the Water Management Station team organized for the 170 people on board to go ashore for nucleic acid testing, which was done quickly and smoothly. Before sending the crews back, the team pledged to continue helping them while they remain moored along the river.

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