Ship sinking leaves 27 missing in Hong Kong

Photo provided by Hong Kong's Government Flying Service (GFS) shows vessel adrift after being split in half.
Photo provided by Hong Kong’s Government Flying Service (GFS) shows vessel adrift after being split in half.| Photo: GFS Hong Kong/EFE Agency

The sinking of an engineering vessel with 30 crew members in the sea off Hong Kong left 27 missing on Saturday, Reuters reported. The vessel was hit by typhoon Chaba and broke in half.

Three crew members were saved by a helicopter. The search for the missing continues within a radius of 300 kilometers, according to information from the local government.

On Thursday (30), local authorities raised the level of storm alert, as Chinese President Xi Jinping visited Hong Kong to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the region’s transfer of British power to the People’s Republic of China.

Since then, the storm has affected public transport and heavy rains and winds have closed businesses. Storm Chaba is predicted to hit China’s Guandong province as well.


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