Tankers Crash near Macao, Spilling Oil into Sea
Xinhua Web Editor: Liu
Two oil tankers crashed Sunday off China's southern coast, spilling about 2 tonnes of light diesel fuel into the sea, the Zhuhai maritime authorities said. No casualties were reported.
The oil tankers, Guochang and Jiangzhou No. 1, rammed into each other face-on at about 8 a. m. on the sea close to Macao's airport. The hull of Guochang was left with a cleft from where the diesel flowed until it was plugged by rescuers by 10 a.m.
Authorities said they had put the spill under control and it had limited impact on the environment. Most of the spilled oil has been skimmed.
An investigation of the crash is underway.