Crew missing as ships collide in Hong Kong waters (Photos)

Crew missing as ships collide in Hong Kong waters (Photos)

Crew missing as ships collide in Hong Kong waters (Photos)

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.

The rescued crew member was in hospital suffering minor injuries, a police official told AFP news agency.
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SOURCE: BBC

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