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Oil tanker catches hearth & cargo ship sinks after collision off Shanghai, 14 lacking (VIDEO)

Oil tanker catches fire & cargo ship sinks after collision off Shanghai, 14 missing (VIDEO)

An oil tanker and a cargo vessel have collided off the coast of Shanghai, China. Some 14 folks stay lacking after the incident, because the tanker caught hearth after the collision, whereas the cargo ship sank.

The incident occurred some 1.5 nautical miles southeast of the mouth of the Yangtze River early on Thursday. The circumstances surrounding the incident are unclear, however the two vessels collided, with the cargo ship sinking shortly after the impression.

The oil tanker remained afloat, however caught hearth. Footage from the scene, launched by Chinese language state media, exhibits an open blaze and thick black smoke emitting from the center of the ship’s deck.

The broken vessel is claimed to be carrying round 3,000 tons of gasoline and the incident might lead to a significant oil spill, although obtainable footage doesn’t point out any spilled gasoline spots on the water.

A number of coast guard vessels, in addition to different ships, had been dispatched to the scene to place out the flames. Three folks had been rescued from the broken vessels, however 14 extra stay lacking. The rescue operation is ongoing, native media reported.

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