Container Ship Capsizes in E. China Sea

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Rescuers have retrieved 11 bodies and are searching for two missing crew members after a container ship sank off east China.

The Beihai Rescue Bureau of the Ministry of Transport dispatched two rescue vessels and a helicopter to the seawater area 40 nautical miles northeast of Longkou, Shandong Province, after the ship with 14 aboard capsized.

One crew member, who had lost consciousness, was rescued by the helicopter.

The container ship "Guangyangxingang" was on voyage from the northern coastal city of Tianjin, in the Yellow Sea, to Taizhou in eastern Zhejiang Province.

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