The 109 meter long cargo vessel Ning Lian Hai 987 sank on the Yangtze River near Wuhan, China. The Ning Lian Hai 987 was en route to Shanghai from Yueyang with 7000 tons of sand when it struck a reef. The impact tore the hull open and allowed water ingress. The three crew on board were rescued by authorities. A crane barge was later dispatched to salvage the vessel. Authorities have launched an investigation.