On the morning of August 29, the Minhou County Transportation Bureau, the local marine department
of the city and county, the county emergency management bureau and related water transportation
enterprises jointly carried out inland traffic emergency rescue drill in the upper reaches of the Ganzhu
Bridge, Mijiang waters.
The drill was divided into water intake anti-oil pollution, ship out of control, ship fire treatment, drowning
personnel rescue and other subejcts. At 9 o'clock in the morning, the drill was officially begun. The
command center received a report that 100 meters upstream of the Qingqi water intake, there was
a large amount of oil drifting in the direction of the water intake, posing a risk of pollution. After received
the report, the command center immediately launched an emergency plan, dispatched two rescue vessels,
and rushed to the incident waters to urgently dispose the on-site oil pollution through measures such as
At this time, the command center received the report again that a ship on the voyage collided with another
ship at the 500 meters upstream of the Qingqi water intake. One of the ships had 10 passengers. The ship
lost power, then drifted to the Ganzhu Bridge. If we didn’t dispose in time, the ship would hit the pier.
After received the report, the two large cargo ships quickly dispatched, surrounded the out-of-control
ships, and jointly dragged them to safe waters to control the occurrence of "dangerous situations" in a
After a wave of unrest, the command center received another report: a ship was on fire due to overload
of electrical equipment, the fire was spread and the situation was very critical! The crew immediately
stopped the ship and broke down, extinguished the fire, transferred the personnel, and reported to the
command center. The command center ordered the deployment of multi-functional rescue boats and
other ships to participate in the rescue, and then the fire was controlled.
During the personnel transfer checkpoint, the rescuers found that one crew member was unknown.
The command center immediately dispatched a rescue ship to the accident waters for searching and
finding the drowning crew. They found that the crew was drifted to the downstream. The rescuers
immediately placed the lifebuoy and quickly rescued the drowning person into the boat and sent him
to the hospital urgently.
Chen Dengjian, the person in charge of the Minhou county local maritime department, told the reporter
that the inland river traffic emergency rescue joint drill aims to further test the practicality and operability
of the county river water traffic emergency plan, and further improve the emergency response capacities
of the water emergency. It was maximized the prevention and reduction of inland water traffic accidents,
and also accumulated valuable experience for preventing water disasters during typhoon.