A 20,000 tonne cargo ship named Changrongmen has crashed into another ship, the Zhongheng 9 early in the morning on Wednesday July 13, 2016, causing the Zhongheng 9 to sink, as well as forcing the closure of the dam of Shanghai’s main water resource reservoir in order to avoid contamination, according to Shanghai Daily.
There were no reported casualties and the Shanghai reservoir has a water supply for up to 68 days.
An unnamed authority official said: “If necessary, all the dams of the reservoir will be closed until all the contamination was cleared.”
Chinese Port safety concerns have already been raised in mid-2015 after a fatal explosion at Tianjin Port in China on August 12.
Recently, experts have been reporting on the benefits of e-navigation to avoid collisions and similar incidents while in transit at sea.