Six bodies found in capsized vessel in East China Sea

21:05, May 12, 2010      

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Rescuers found the bodies of six fishing boat crew Wednesday, five days after the vessel capsized in the East China Sea Friday.

Rescuers recovered the bodies from the boat's accommodation quarters at noon Wednesday, said Guo Wenbiao, a rescue official.

The captain was still missing, Guo said.

Three other fishing boats found the boat Saturday after contact with it was lost while it was off the coast of Shitang Port, Wenling City, Zhejiang Province, the night before.

The cause of the accident was still under investigation and the government was working on compensation, said police officer Wang Zhen, of Shitang police station.

Meanwhile, six fishermen are still missing more than three days after a fishing boat collided with a cargo vessel early Sunday off the northeast Liaoning Province.

Their survival chances were slim, the provincial maritime authorities said Wednesday.



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