Wednesday, January 18, 2006
One man was rescued and six others missing in a ship capsizal accident that occurred on Tuesday morning in the Qiongzhou Straits, south China's Hainan Province, local marine authorities said on Wednesday.
Qiongzhou StraitsAt around 4:20 on Tuesday morning, a fishing boat with a crew of seven collided with a cargo vessel 13.5 sea miles away from Macun Harbor of Haikou, capital of Hainan. The accident capsized the fishing boat. The local marine authorities dispatched four ships for the rescue work. At around 6:00 a.m. Tuesday, Chen Tingzhong, captain of the capsized boat was rescued, with the remaining six of the crew still missing. Rescue work continues and cause of the accident is under investigation.