12 missing as Kiribati-registered ship sinks in east China

Baku, April 6, AZERTAC

A foreign vessel carrying 14 people sank near the Yangtze estuary Thursday, Shanghai maritime authority said, according to Xinhua.

The ship carrying 4,850 tonnes of coil steel overturned early Thursday morning after a suspected collision, according to an official with the Shanghai maritime bureau.

The 97-meter-long vessel is registered in Kiribati, an island country in the west Pacific Ocean.

Two crew were rescued by a nearby Panama-registered vessel. The search continues for the remaining 12.

A total of 17 vessels have been mobilized to assist the search.

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