Friday, November 24, 2006
All the crew of 37 sailors was saved from a Democratic People's Republic of Korea-registered cargo ship in the Bohai Sea after the ship's engine was out of power and went into danger in strong wind. According to local rescue officials, the accident occurred at 10:20 a.m. when it was pulling in near the seashore of Longkou City, in east China's Shandong Province. The ship lost power about 1,000 meters to the seashore and fell in a dangerous situation amid strong wind and big wave, the officials said.After seven hours rescue efforts, the powerless ship was pulled over to safe area and all 37 endangered sailors aboard were saved. Also the rescuers with the Beihai bureau of the Ministry of Communications handled another four boat accidents caused by strong wind in Bohai Sea, saving a total of 41 sailors.