Sand-loaded vessel sinks in China, six missing

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Six crew are missing after a sand carrier, affected by typhoon Nangka, capsized in waters in south China, maritime authorities said, state media reports.

The boat, with 10 people aboard, capsized at around 8:00 pm, while heading for the city of Guangzhou, said the Sansha Maritime Rescue Center in Haikou, capital of Hainan province.

Four of the crew members boarded a lifeboat, and six others are missing, said the rescue center.

A rescue ship has been sent to the accident site, but cannot approach the boat due to the strong sea winds and high waves.