Crew rescued as cargo ship sinks on Huangpu

Wu Ruofan
Salvage operations under way after 46.6-meter vessel carrying 800 tons of steel issues mayday call when crew spot water leaking into the ship on Tuesday morning.
Wu Ruofan
Crew rescued as cargo ship sinks on Huangpu
Ti Gong

The 46.6-meter cargo ship sank on Huangpu River in Yangpu District at 10:51am on Tuesday.

A cargo ship carrying two people and 800 tons of steel sank on the Huangpu River in Yangpu District on Tuesday morning.

After receiving a mayday call about water leakage at 9:55am, emergency teams were dispatched by maritime officials. Two crew members on board were rescued. 

The ship sank near the Sanpi seafood pier in Yangpu at 10:51am. 

No pollution was caused and measures were taken to prevent the 46.6-meter ship from blocking normal navigation routes.

Emergency markers and patrols ensured the safety of water traffic and salvage operations are under way. 

Crew rescued as cargo ship sinks on Huangpu
Ti Gong

A rescue team member helps one of two crew members on the distressed ship back to land.

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