Photo taken on Dec. 1, 2021 shows a fishing boat sailing in an aquaculture farming area in Lianjiang County, southeast China’s Fujian Province. (Xinhua/Wei Peiquan)
Five people aboard a Chinese fishing vessel are still missing after the vessel collided with a Panamanian-flagged cargo ship overnight Tuesday, according to a post on Wednesday via the China Maritime Administration’s WeChat account. from Zhejiang.
The fishing boat, registered in Wenzhou in east China’s Zhejiang Province, sank in waters belonging to the Wenzhou Offshore Exclusive Economic Zone after colliding with the Panamanian vessel “Ocean LOONG”, the official said. item.
Following the accident, the local maritime search and rescue center immediately launched an emergency rescue plan and dispatched resources, including boats and aircraft, to the area where the accident occurred to search for missing persons.
Navigational warnings were also deployed, while nearby vessels were instructed to assist in the search effort, according to the article.
As of 8:00 a.m. Wednesday, the whereabouts of the five people were still unknown and the search was continuing.