Salvage operation under way after Shanghai collision

Maritime news site, FleetMon, shared this image of the accident.

Dozens of containers – some reportedly containing dangerous goods – have been lost following the collision of two vessels in the Yangtze River on Monday.

According to global media reports, a container ship collided with a bulk cargo vessel in the Taicang area, near the Shanghai Channel fairway.

Traffic was suspended and the Taicang port blocked because of the floating containers. A salvage operation to recover the containers is under way. No-one was injured in the collision.

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