After the collision of vessels near its coast, China has lost 32 people
BEIJING, 7 Feb — RIA Novosti. The Panamanian oil tanker collided with a Hong Kong cargo ship off the East coast of China, 32 people were missing, reports China Central television.
The incident occurred at 20:00 (15:00 GMT) on Saturday 6 January. Sanchi oil tanker under the Panamanian flag collided with the Hong Kong bulk carrier CF CRYSTAL off the coast of the Yangtze river.
As a result of collision was lost communication with the entire crew of an oil tanker.
It is reported that the Panamanian ship owned by Iranian company BRIGHT SHIPPING LIMITED. On Board were a total of 32 people, 30 of them are Iranian citizens and two citizens of Bangladesh.
Despite the damage, the security of the Hong Kong ship is not in danger. On Board were 21 crew member, they were all safely rescued.
Search and rescue operation under way as 32 went missing after two vessels you have off the east coast of China; A Panama-registered oil tanker is on fire pic.twitter.com/RslNE08cyd
— CGTN (@CGTNOfficial) 7 Jan 2018
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On a scene there have arrived a saving of the court of the Chinese side. On the published photos from the scene of an emergency is seen covered by strong flame the ship.