Cargo vessel Ning Lian Hai 987 sank in the Wuhan section of Yangtze River after hitting a reef yesterday afternoon (November 15).
The vessel was carrying about 7,000 tons of sand from Yueyang to Shanghai.
Wuhan Maritime Safety Department sent a rescue team and saved all three crew members onboard. The salvage work for the vessel is also underway.
Authorities have started investigations into the incident.