The remains of eight victims were found on Saturday morning aboard an oil tanker that collided with a gravel ship on the Yangtze River two days ago.
After the collision, the oil tanker’s deck caught fire and the gravel ship sank.
According to the Shanghai Maritime Search and Rescue Center, a search team boarded the tanker and found the eight remains at 6:15am.
Search teams have been active since Thursday. A fire caused by the collision was put out completely around Friday noon through measures including spraying sea water and foam saturation.
Of the 17 crew, three have been rescued, eight remains have been found while six are missing. Fifteen ships, rescue helicopters and aircraft are continuing the search.
According to monitoring by the ecology and environment departments, the accident has had no obvious impact on the air quality and marine environment of coastal land so far.