Coastal container carrier troubled in Shanghai area

July 19, 2016 at 15:23 by Mikhail Voytenko in Accidents

Coastal container carrier WANNANFANG88 ran aground and started to leak on Yangtze river in Shanghai port area on July 19. Vessel developed list or tilt, situation was found so critical, that Shanghai Maritime Bureau ordered immediate 8 crew evacuation. 4 crew left the vessel and went into patrol boats, 4 rejected to leave, but shortly after had to evacuate, too. 80 containers on board were in danger of going overboard, but rescue team managed to stabilize the vessel, containers are to be offloaded to another vessel.

Coastal container carrier troubled in Shanghai area

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