10 Missing after Cargo Ship Sinks off Shanghai

Ten mariners are reported missing following a collision between a tanker identified as Yong An and general cargo ship Shun Qiang 2, which sank taking down 13 members of its crew with it.

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The collision occurred on July 15, near Shanghai.

Three people have been rescued, Xinhua reported citing information from the Shanghai Maritime Search and Rescue Center.

A search and rescue operation for the missing seafarers is said to be underway.

The Chinese-flagged Shun Qiang 2 was reportedly loaded with 3,000 tons of rolled steel when the incident occurred.

The cause of the collision is yet to be determined.

World Maritime News Staff