HONG KONG: An industrial support ship running in the South China Sea has sunk in a storm with the probable loss of far more than two dozen crew users, rescue expert services in Hong Kong said Saturday.
Authorities dispatched planes and helicopters to aid in the rescue, with at minimum a few men and women from the crew of 30 introduced to security as of 5:30 p.m. (1030 GMT) Saturday.
Pictures launched by the Hong Kong Authorities Traveling Services confirmed one particular crew member staying winched up to a rescue helicopter as large waves lashed the sinking vessels, which experienced damaged up in two elements.
The incident transpired about 300 kilometers (186 miles) south of Hong Kong.
The Traveling Service did not give the identify or origin of the vessel. It stated in a statement that crew members have been negotiating issues introduced on by Significant Tropical Storm Chaba, which was packing highest winds of 110 kilometers (68 miles) for every hour.
The storm built landfall in the western component of the coastal province of Guangdong afterwards Saturday.
The Hong Kong company sent two preset-wing aircraft and 4 helicopters for the rescue work.