Ten crew missing after ship sinks off Shanghai

Ten crew missing after ship sinks off Shanghai

By Jite Eriabie  

China has launched a search and rescue mission for ten seafarers who remain missing after their ship sank off the coast of Shanghai.

The ship, Changping sank in the anchorage near Yangtze estuary after it collided with another freighter in the evening hours of January 2.

Three crewmembers, out of a total of 13 who were aboard the vessel, were rescued, Xinhua News Agency reported, citing the country’s maritime search and rescue centre.

At the time of the incident, Changping was loaded with 5,000 tonnes of steel.