Freighter collided with tanker, tanker grounded to avoid sinking

Inbound general cargo vessel YANZHAN 58 collided with outbound tanker ZHENPENG, loaded with 2290 tons of gasoline, in the evening May 9 in Peral river estuary near buoy 48, Guangzhou Port Channel. Freighter struck tanker, tanker’s hull was breached, understood in engine room area. Vessel was in danger of sinking, to avoid sinking on a channel, she was towed to shallow waters and intentionally grounded. 15 crew were evacuated. No leak reported, salvage company is to be contracted to salvage vessel.

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