The 1,700-ton sand dredger capsized and sank yesterday in the Jinmen Sea near Jinjiang City in east China’s Fujian Province, reports peopledaily.com.
The vessel, travelling from Fujian’s Putian to Xiamen, was turned over while sailing on the water area of Jinmen and nine seamen on board fell into the water.
So far, three people were rescued and six remain missing. Due to the heavy storm waves, the rescuers are having some difficulties searching for the missing people.
Dredging Today Staff, August 23, 2013; Image: ecns.cn