5 Sailors Trapped Inside Shipwreck in South China

By Matthew Bossons, November 29, 2017

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Rescue workers have saved seven crew members from a freight vessel that sank in the ocean near the Pearl River estuary on Monday, according to a report published late yesterday by Xinhua.

Five others were still trapped inside the sunken vessel’s cabin as of 11.45pm yesterday, November 28.


The crew members in distress were operating a cargo ship carrying 5,000 metric tons of sand. Early on Monday, it sank after colliding with another vessel carrying 5,000 metric tons of steel. The metal-hauling boat made it to shore after the crash, with all 11 crew members safe as of Monday, according to an Agence France-Presse report carried by the Standard.

The two ships were registered in Fujian and Jiangsu, Xinhua reported.


The deputy head of Guangzhou’s maritime safety administration, Huang Mutan, said yesterday that the seven rescued sailors have been transported to a hospital, where six are in stable condition and one was admitted to the intensive care unit.

Roughly 300 people participated in yesterday’s rescue efforts, including over 20 divers.  

[Images via Xinhua]

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