Zhang Shunwen spent decades working his way through the ranks to become a captain. Photo: SCMP Pictures Zhang Shunwen spent decades working his way through the ranks to become a captain. Photo: SCMP Pictures
Zhang Shunwen spent decades working his way through the ranks to become a captain. Photo: SCMP Pictures

Sunken Chinese cruise ship’s captain was ‘professional, experienced’, say colleagues

Captain Zhang Shunwen is at the centre of the debate over why the ship went down during a storm on the Yangtze River, with hundreds feared dead

Topic |   Yangtze cruise ship sinking
Zhang Shunwen spent decades working his way through the ranks to become a captain. Photo: SCMP Pictures Zhang Shunwen spent decades working his way through the ranks to become a captain. Photo: SCMP Pictures
Zhang Shunwen spent decades working his way through the ranks to become a captain. Photo: SCMP Pictures
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