Sunday, January 07, 2018

32 missing as two vessels collide off east China coast

Two vessels collided off China's east coast on Saturday night, leaving 32 crew members missing, Chinese Ministry of Transport said in a statement.

One Panama registered oil tanker and a Hong Kong cargo ship collided at around 8:00 p.m. on Saturday. The oil tanker caught on fire after the collision and 32 crew members on aboard remain unaccounted for.

A total of 21 crew members on the cargo ship were rescued, the statement said.

A search and rescue operation is underway.

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