Four people were rescued but ten are still missing after two ships capsized in two separate accidents off east China
, local public security sources said yesterday.
A fishing boat with three aboard capsized in high waves off Pinghai in the coastal city of Putian in Fujian Province
, according to Putian public security sources.
One of the fisherman was rescued by local residents and police but the other two are still missing.
A cargo ship loaded with sand anchored at sea en route to Xiuyu port in Putian. The ship sprung a leak in the early hours of Saturday morning and sank.
Three of the 11 sailors on board, who were sleeping when the ship began to capsize, managed to survive using a life raft, but the others are still missing.
Local maritime, fishing and public security authorities are still organizing the rescue operations for a team of 20 ships.