Cargo ship struck embankment, Shanghai VIDEO

Cargo ship HONG PU 89 lost control and struck left-side embankment of Huangpu river in Xuhui District, Shanghai, while sailing upstream, at around 2000 LT Aug 7. Both ship and embankment were damaged, assessment under way. The ship resumed moving at reduced speed, probably under tow, and was berthed at around 2300 UTC.
Cargo ship HONG PU 89, Callsign BLGL4, dwt 13500 flag China.



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