Monday, January 08, 2018

US Joins Search for Missing Crew After Vessels Collision off China's Coast

U.S. Navy sent a P-8A aircraft
The US Navy has joined the rescue operation searching for the crew members of vessels that collided off China's eastern coast on Saturday, the navy's press service said in a press release on Monday.

"On Jan. 7, the U.S. Navy sent a P-8A aircraft attached to the 'Fighting Tigers' of Patrol Squadron EIGHT (VP-8) to assist in an international search and rescue (SAR) effort in the East China Sea following a collision between two commercial vessels," the statement said.

According to the press release, the US aircraft has searched the territory of 3,600 square miles near the incident's scene, however it has not managed to find any mariners.

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