According to Reuters quoted Chinese maritime officials and representatives of relevant tanker companies to confirm that a tanker “Symphony” loaded with about 1 million barrels of bitumen mixture collided near the port of Qingdao in Shandong Province on Tuesday morning, followed by an oil spill from the ship into the Yellow Sea.
An official from China’s Shandong Maritime Bureau, who declined to be named, told Reuters that the oil spill occurred after the two ships collided, but there were no casualties. Another ship management company personnel revealed that the collision occurred at 8:50 a.m. local time, involving the anchored Liberian tanker “Symphony” and the Panamanian general cargo ship “Yihai”, the collision led to the cargo oil tank and ballast tank breakage, a large amount of A large amount of oil flowed into the sea.
The official Xinhua News Agency of the Communist Party of China on Wednesday quoted the Shandong Maritime Bureau as saying that after the accident, Shandong Province and Qingdao Maritime Search and Rescue Center immediately launched an emergency response and dispatched maritime, rescue, port and other departmental vessels and social forces to the incident area to participate in emergency disposal. At present, the cause of the accident is under investigation.