It was gathered that 13 people fell overboard, while only three have been rescued so far.
During the early hours of Sunday morning, the freighter MV. Shunqiang 2, laden with 3,000 tonnes of rolled steel, collided with another vessel and sank in the Wusongkou anchorage in Shanghai on its way from east China’s Nanjing to Guangzhou in south China.
At 5 p.m. Monday, five people remained missing, and search and rescue efforts were still ongoing, according to the regulatory agency.
The Shanghai Maritime Search and Rescue Centre dispatched 10 coastal patrol vessels, two towboats and two salvage ships to the site to help with the rescue.