Seaman found alive day after freighter sinks off east China

13:28, October 01, 2010      

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One sailor has been found alive, but eight are still missing a day after their vessel sank off east China's Fujian Province, local authorities said.

The freighter, with 15 crew aboard, sank Thursday morning in the waters off Ao'qian Township of Pingtan County, leaving three dead and nine missing. Three sailors were saved.

One of the missing sailors, Huang Guangrui, was found Friday morning off the coast of Nanhai township in Pingtan, said Chen Renshou, deputy head of the county.

Huang was in stable condition, Chen said.

"All local fishermen and more than 30 boats have been dispatched to search for the other missing people," he added.

The freighter, "Huiying 168," was registered in the northern Tianjin Municipality. All 15 people worked with Tianjin Pacific Shipping Co., Ltd., according to the survivors.

Carrying 4,450 tonnes of clay, it dropped anchor around 10 p.m. Wednesday to avoid gales and capsized around 5 a.m. Thursday.

Source:Xinhua

(Editor:梁军)

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