11 Missing after Ships Collide Off Hong Kong

World | May 5, 2014, Monday // 11:22|  views

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At least 11 crew members were reported missing after a cargo vessel and a container ship collided in waters near Hong Kong, Monday.

The cargo ship is reported to have sunk with its 12-member crew on board. One man was rescued by a fishing boat following the accident, which occured before dawn Monday in international waters just south of Hong Kong, the BBC news reports.

Chinese officials are now conducting a search and rescue operation. One helicopter and eight marine and fire department boats from Hong Kong are helping with the search.

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