Ship collision leads to blockade of Taicang Port

Containership Hua Yuan 9999 and dry bulk vessel Pu Hui 1 collided on Yangtze River near Taicang Port . The local maritime safety authority have sent a rescue team and managed to save all four crew of the ship from the water, and implemented emergency traffic controlblocking any ships coming in and going out of he port further notice. In the meantime, tentugboatand six engineering vessels have been deployed to the scene for container salvage operation, which are still ongoing. Taicang Port is a major transshipment hub for cargo transport between Yangtze River ports and coastal por. It completed a cargo completed a cargo handing volume of 250m tons and a containervolume of 4.5m teu in 2017.


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