China: Cargo ship sinks, nine crew members die
Beijing: Nine crew members died as the cargo ship sank early Sunday morning off the coast of Yantai City in China, media reports said.
The cargo ship, "Tianfeng 369," sank in the sea waters 30 nautical miles northeast of Yantai. A total of 14 crew members were on board when the accident occurred, reports Xinhua news agency.
The rescue bureau received a report of the accident at 4:43 a.m and then sent a rescue helicopter and a rescue vessel to join in the rescue operation, the news agency reported.
As of 10 p.m., rescuers had salvaged 12 people out of the water, with three in stable condition and nine with no signs of life.
Rescue operation is still going on to find the missing people.