Ship Collision Results in Oil Spill on Yangtze River

Published Mar 20, 2013 3:53 PM by The Maritime Executive

Two cargo ships collided, spilling oil at the mouth of China’s Yangtze River.

According to Shanghai Daily, about 674 cubic meters (178,000 gallons) of fuel from the CMA CGM FLORIDA, spilled into the waters stretching 124 nautical miles.

Rescue vessels were on scene evaluating the leaks and possible pollution caused by the incident.

Reports state that the CMA CGM FLORIDA collided with the Panamanian-registered ZHOUSHAN early Tuesday morning.

The FLORIDA containership reported that water had flooded one of its cabins. Some of its containers were also damaged or displaced from the collision’s impact. The hazardous goods were unharmed.

There have been no injuries reported.

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