9 Missing Following Ship Collision Off China

By MarEx 2012-12-03 09:58:19

On Monday, a cargo ship and fishing vessel collided off China’s southern coast, near the Guangdong province. Nine mariners are missing as a result of the accident.

The cargo ship sank near Shanwei following the collision with the Hong Kong-registered fishing vessel.

11 crewmen were catapulted into the water from the cargo ship, with only 2 being rescued so far. Further search efforts are currently ongoing, although low visibility caused by storms has hindered operations. The Hong Kong government has dispatched a plane and a helicopter to aid in rescue efforts.