Written by Kumudu Jayawardana
05 May, 2014 | 1:43 pm
At least eleven crew members have been reported missing after two ships collided off the coast of southern Hong Kong, a police official said.
The incident, which involved a cargo ship and a container vessel, happened in the early hours of May 5 near Po Toi Island, reports said.
The cargo ship is believed to have sunk with its 12-member crew on board. One man was rescued by a fishing boat.Chinese officials are now conducting a search and rescue mission.
The mission was being co-ordinated by the Guangdong Maritime Rescue Co-ordination Centre and Hong Kong had also sent rescue boats and a helicopter to the area, The South China Morning Post newspaper said.
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