China: Shanghai water supply threatened by foundered fuel ship
24th May 2012
Reservoirs supplying the majority of Shanghai's water have been closed after a fuel ship sank at the mouth of the Yangtze River on Friday night, the city government said yesterday. Authorities have assured city residents that water supplies will not be
affected by the closure. The crew of nine were rescued from fuel transporter the Tongyin No. 6 and the ship refloated, the maritime authority said. The Shanghai Maritime Administration, the regional task force on the Yangtze River Delta, said that "greasy dirt" was spotted along the south bank of Shanghai's Changxing Island after the oil ship sunk yesterday morning.
A clean-up operation is under way, said the administration, which did not disclose how much oil leaked in the incident.
[source: Shanghai Daily]