Cargo Ship Slams into Shanghai's West Bund

By Urban Family, June 6, 2019

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This article originally appeared on our sister website, Urban Family Shanghai.


By Urban Family

At around 8pm last night, a cargo boat collided with another boat, lost control and crashed into the riverbank of West Bund of Xuhui district in Shanghai. Thankfully, there were no casualties or injuries from the incident, reports Shine.

Numerous people were jogging or strolling along the West Bund when the crash took place. Many of them backed off to maintain a safe distance. However, some chose to take out their phones and record the crash.

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The man in blue seems a little too close to the scene. Image via The Paper

You can watch the incident via the video below (VPN off):

After the incident, the Shanghai Maritime Safety Administration quickly dispatched two patrol vessels to maintain order on the river. A large portion of the West Bund was evacuated and sealed off. Approximately 20 meters of bank rails were badly damaged. Officials say that they will fix the railings as quickly as possible.

According to the investigation, the cargo boat, called Jingrui, suffered slight damage on its boat head. Fortunately, its navigation system is still in good shape and none of the staff members on the boat were hurt.

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Based on the preliminary investigation, it turns out there was another boat that night which changed its sailing course without notifying the Jingrui boat. The two boats then collided with each other, which caused Jingrui to lose control and veer into the West Bund shore.

The incident is still under investigation.

[Cover image via Miaopai]


This article was originally published by our sister magazine Urban Family Shanghai. For more articles like this, visit the Urban Family website, or follow the Urban Family WeChat account (ID: urbanfamilyshanghai).

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