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Feb 08, 2022 07:49 PM
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Yellow Sea Tanker Ship Collision Spilled 9,400 Tons of Oil, Report Says

A Liberia-flagged tanker carrying around 1 million barrels of bitumen mix, collided with a Panamanian-flagged bulk carrier last April near Qingdao, spilling about 9,400 tons of oil into the sea. Photo: Maritime Safety Administration
A Liberia-flagged tanker carrying around 1 million barrels of bitumen mix, collided with a Panamanian-flagged bulk carrier last April near Qingdao, spilling about 9,400 tons of oil into the sea. Photo: Maritime Safety Administration

A tanker collision off China’s east coast last April leaked about 9,400 tons of oil into the Yellow Sea and caused economic losses of 6.2 billion yuan ($973 million), according to a government report.

It will take more than 10 years for the fishery in the affected area to recover to the pre-pollution level, said the report published by a department affiliated with China’s Ministry of Transport on Jan. 28.

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