Ship Sinks Off South China, 4 Crew Missing

By MarEx 2012-12-11 15:01:00

Four are missing after a ship sank on Sunday in waters near south China's Guangdong province.

The Qingyuan-registered ship experienced an engine room flood that caused it to sink near the city of Yangjiang around 11 p.m. locally.

The Nanhai Rescue Bureau of the Ministry of Transport dispatched a rescue ship about one hour after the sinking to search for the ship's missing crewmembers.

Search and rescue efforts are currently ongoing. A helicopter was also dispatched to aid in the search.