rescue teams from Hong Kong has launched an operation to locate nearly 30 passengers and crew of the ship which split in half in the middle of the storm caused by Cyclone Chaba.
“It was badly damaged and broke in two,” Hong Kong Government Aviation Service details, about the industrial support vessel.
The Hong Kong Government Aviation Service reported that Rescuers sent to the scene and rescued up to three people as of 3:30 p.m. Saturdayaccording to Hong Kong Public Television, RTHK.
A Hong Kong rescue helicopter has rescued three people. However, the remaining 27 people fell into the water and lost contact with them.
Narrated by survivors How they clung to the remains of the ship and confirmed that the other passengers were swept away by the waves. Participate in the rescue A plane and two helicoptersas well as the Nanhai Rescue Bureau ship.
The ship was very close to The eye of the typhoon is about 300 kilometers from Hong Kongwhich makes rescue work difficult.
Bad weather makes work very difficult.Hong Kong Authority explained.
Pictures published by official agencies showed a Dramatic rescue amid stormy winds and waters.
Cyclone Chapa was formed in the middle of the South China Sea It made landfall Saturday afternoon in southern Guangdong Province.
The place where the ship is located winds recorded Authorities identified 144 kilometers per hour and waves up to 10 meters in height.
Rescue teams will expand the search area “due to the large number of missing persons” and the operation will be extended at night if weather conditions permit.
Two more helicopters Hong Kong was heading to the area near the eye of the typhoon.
The South China Sea, South China Sea or Simplified China Sea as well as the South China Sea, known in Vietnam as the East Sea and in the Philippines as the West Philippine Sea, is a marginal sea of the Pacific Ocean.
With information from EuropaPress and AFP