Fourth crew member rescued after engineering vessel sinks

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HONG KONG (AP) — A fourth crew member was rescued on Monday after a typhoon sank an engineering vessel earlier this week, according to a Chinese state broadcaster.

HONG KONG (AP) — A fourth crew member was rescued on Monday after a typhoon sank an engineering vessel earlier this week, according to a Chinese state broadcaster.

The crew member’s situation is stable and rescue work is still ongoing, according to state broadcaster CCTV.

The latest crew rescued was part of a crew of 30 aboard the Fujing 001, a China-registered floating crane, which has been involved in the construction of several offshore wind farms, according to local media.

The ship broke in two and sank on Saturday during Tropical Storm Chaba, which had maximum sustained wind speeds of 110 kilometers (68 miles) per hour and turned into a typhoon before making landfall in the province of Guangdong and Hong Kong.

The crash involving Fujing 001 happened about 300 kilometers (180 miles) south of Hong Kong.

As of Monday, 26 other crew members are missing and search and rescue operations are still ongoing.

Hong Kong authorities had sent planes and helicopters to assist in the rescue, but said the chances of saving the other crew alive were “slim”.

Zen Soo, The Associated Press


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