Chinese fishing boat sinks after collision with Greek cargo ship

China | 11 Aug 2016 10:42 pm

 A Chinese fishing boat sank after colliding with a Greek cargo ship in waters near the Diaoyu Islands in the East China Sea, a spokesperson confirmed today.

"Six Chinese crew members were rescued and both Chinese and Japanese government ships are making their best efforts to search for others still missing," said Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying, quoting an announcement by the China Coast Guard and China Maritime Search and Rescue Center.

The crash happened early today in northwestern waters about 70 kilometers off China's Diaoyu Islands.-Xinhua

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