An engineering vessel had suffered substantial harm and broke into two items throughout a storm final week.
Twelve our bodies have been discovered following a shipwreck within the South China Sea over the weekend that left the crew of 30 lacking, in keeping with Chinese language authorities.
The announcement on Monday got here days after an engineering vessel some 160 nautical miles (296km) southwest of Hong Kong suffered substantial harm and broke into two items throughout a storm.
“As of three:30pm on July 4, rescue forces discovered and recovered 12 our bodies, suspected to be of victims who drowned, in an space roughly 50 nautical miles southwest of the positioning the place the vessel sank,” the Guangdong Maritime Search and Rescue Centre stated in a discover on Monday.
“The related departments are stepping up identification affirmation work,” it added.
Three individuals had been rescued on Saturday and yet another within the early hours of Monday, in keeping with Chinese language state media, leaving 26 extra individuals nonetheless unaccounted for.
Seven planes, 246 boats and 498 fishing vessels have been dispatched to seek for the remaining lacking individuals, authorities stated.
Dramatic footage supplied by Hong Kong authorities earlier confirmed an individual being airlifted onto a helicopter whereas waves crashed over the deck of the semi-submerged ship beneath.
Hurricane Chaba shaped within the central a part of the South China Sea and on Saturday afternoon made landfall in southern China’s Guangdong province.
Rescuers in Hong Kong have been notified of the incident at 7:25am native time (23:25 GMT on Friday) and located the ship close to Chaba’s centre, the place harsh climate circumstances and close by wind farms made the operation “harder and harmful”.