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Dozens are missing after a ship sank in Hong Kong waters

Dozens are missing after a machine ship broke in two and sank in waters off Hong Kong.

The disaster came during violent gales from Tropical Storm Chaba, which swept through the region on Saturday.

Authorities mobilized planes and helicopters for an immediate rescue operation, but so far have only been able to rescue three members of the 30-strong crew.

The three rescued said their crew members may have been swept away from the stricken ship as it capsized in the water. They could only hold on to railings while waiting for help, the South China Morning Post reported.

Some of the crew had abandoned the ship, hampering efforts to get them to safety, rescuers said.

The storm is said to have reached maximum wind speeds of 68 miles per hour.

In this image released by the Hong Kong Government Flying Service, members of the helicopter crew wrestle a man from a sinking ship in the South China Sea, 300 kilometers (186 miles) south of Hong Kong, on Saturday July 2, 2022, according to the Typhoon Chaba was moving in the area.  The industrial ship operating in the South China Sea has sunk with the possible loss of more than two dozen crew members, Hong Kong rescue services said on Saturday.
The industrial supply ship operating in the South China Sea has sunk with the possible loss of more than two dozen crew members.
Hong Kong Government Flying Service via AP
This photo released by the Hong Kong Government Flying Service shows a cargo ship that broke in half in the South China Sea, 300 kilometers (186 miles) south of Hong Kong, on Saturday July 2, 2022 as Typhoon Chaba made its way into the area moved.  That
The disaster happened during the violent storms of Tropical Storm Chaba.
Hong Kong Government Flying Service via AP

The dent took place 186 miles off the south coast of Hong Kong. The storm made landfall in the city of Zhanjiang, in China’s Guangdong province, on Saturday afternoon.

With postal wires

https://nypost.com/2022/07/02/dozens-missing-after-ship-sinks-in-hong-kong-waters/ Dozens are missing after a ship sank in Hong Kong waters

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