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Long Qing 1 tanker collided with the Shun Da 11 sand barge at the Yangtze River Estuary off Shanghai, China.

An oil tanker collided with a sand barge near the estuary of the Yangtze River off Shanghai this morning, with 14 crew reported missing. According to a release by the Shanghai Maritime Rescue Center, oil tanker Long Qing 1, carrying around 3,000 of gasoline, collided with sand barge Shun Da 11. A major fire erupted onboard Long Qing 1 following the incident while the sand barge sank.

The rescue centre sent a team to rescue the 17 crew from the two vessels, and so far three have been rescued with 14 still missing. Search and rescue operations are ongoing.

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