12 people went missing after a foreign vessel reportedly carrying 14 people sank near the Yangtze River estuary on Thursday morning, according to the Maritime Search and Rescue Centre of Shanghai.
The vessel sank after a suspected collision when heading to Busan, Republic of Korea, said an official with the Shanghai maritime bureau.
The 97-meter-long vessel is registered in Kiribati, an island country in the west Pacific Ocean. The location of the sunken vessel has been detected.
Two crew were rescued by a nearby Panama-registered vessel. The search continues for the remaining 12.