Bulk carrier struck tanker causing fire, Yangtze

Sailing upstream bulk carrier TIAN SHENG 18 struck product tanker SHUANG LONG HAI, which was berthed at Petrochemical Terminal in Changzhou, Yangtze river, in the evening July 9. Tanker suffered hull damages, cargo pipe broke up, with ensuing fire. Tanker’s 15 crew left the vessel, understood hull was breached, but no danger of sinking. By morning July 10 fire said to be extinguished, tanker stabilized, situation reported to be under control, tanker’s AIS is on. Oil booms were placed around tanker and terminal berth.

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