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Cargo Ship Sinks After Bulk Vessel Collision in Shanghai

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The Shanghai Maritime Safety Administration is coordinating a search and rescue operation for at least 10 people that are missing after their cargo ship sank off the coast of Shanghai yesterday (January 2, 2018).

The Changping, which was loaded with 5,000 metric tons of steel, collided with a bulk cargo ship, the Xinwang 138, while anchoring in a harbor near the Shanghai Port Wusong Passenger Center, according to Chinese media site The Paper.

Three people — the ship’s Chief Officer, Head Engineer, and a crew member — were rescued around an hour after the accident, which occurred at 11:39 pm.

The ship was reportedly en route to Shanghai from Yingkou, a city in northeastern China’s Liaoning province.

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