Bulk carrier Xin Chuan 8 sank on Yangtze river

Bulk carrier Xin Chuan 8 sank on Yangtze river in Nanjing after colliding with a bridge on May 12 13, reported Xinhua. Vessel was loaded with 12,500 tons of limestone, it hit the bridge at around 04:20 LT, according to Nanjing Maritime Bureau. Vessel collided with one of the piers of the Nanjing Yangtze River Bridge, and sank some 40 minutes later 3.5 kilometers down the river from the bridge. 18 crew rescued. Photos of the damaged pier and  mast of Xin Chuan 8 above the water by Xinhua, see http://www.news.odin.tc/index.php?page=view/article/397/Bulk-carrier-Xin-Chuan-8-sank-on-Yangtze-river .

 

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