Two missing after cargo ship sinks off Fujian Province
Two crewmembers have gone missing after their cargo vessel sank off the coast of Fujian Province in Eastern China on Monday, January 21.
The 98- by 15-metre Zhongxing 689 reportedly experienced flooding before it sank at around 04:00 local time.
All 13 crewmembers abandoned ship and jumped into the water. Five crewmembers were later picked up out of the water by a helicopter despatched by the country’s Ministry of Transport while another six were rescued by commercial vessels that arrived on scene.
Search operations continue for the two missing crewmembers.