JINAN, Jan. 14 (Xinhua) — Authorities in east China’s Shandong Province said a gas leak had been stopped on a Republic of Korea (ROK) liquified petroleum gas carrier Monday morning.

The city government of Dongying said the ROK ship reported a gas leak about 25 kilometers off Dongying Port at 10:30 a.m. Saturday.

The incident prompted the government to sent experts to the ship to find a solution and set up an emergency rescue team. Nearby sea, port and residential areas have also been placed under monitoring.

Sinopec Shengli Oilfield, which operates an oilfield in Dongying, said it had mobilized vessels be vigilant when in proximity of the ROK ship, and drove away over 100 ships for safety concerns.

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