A Cambodian ship carrying steel sank
after colliding with a Panamanian cargo-free ship in the lower reaches of the Yangtze River
, officials said on Friday.
No injuries or casualties were reported, it said.
The Conan, flying the Cambodian flag, was bound for the eastern Chinese city of Nanjing from Mokpo of South Korea, carrying 10,000 tons of rolled steel
, collided with a Panamanian ship, Robin Forest on Wednesday in the waters of Nantong, between Nanjing and Shanghai.
It was reported that the captain of the Conan ordered his crew to abandon the sinking ship that night and by early Thursday morning the deck was almost fully submerged.
Officials said China has sent its largest water rescue crane to salvage the ship.