Eight missing in ship collision off Fujian

China | 4 Jan 2019 4:57 pm

Maritime authorities said a fishery vessel carrying 14 people sank after colliding with a cargo ship early Friday morning off the coast of east China's Fujian Province, leaving eight missing, Xinhua reported.

As of 10:00am, six crew members had been rescued after the vessel and the Hong Kong-registered cargo ship collided in sea waters of Pingtan County, according to a statement issued by the provincial maritime safety administration.

Helicopters and nearby vessels have been mobilized to search for the missing persons, said the statement.

The cause of the collision is still unknown.

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