CHINA Cargo ship catches on fire in E China, all 11 trapped crew rescued

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Cargo ship catches on fire in E China, all 11 trapped crew rescued

CGTN

16:02, January 31, 2019

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The cabin of Chinese cargo ship "Xinhuasheng" caught on fire and the ship then anchored at around 7 a.m. BJT (GMT 23:00 p.m.) near the coast of East China's Jiangsu Province. 11 crew members on board were trapped. 

A rescue helicopter arrived on scene at around 9:40 a.m. BJT and successfully lifted all 11 crew members within 17 minutes and transported them back to Shanghai.

Another rescue ship is now heading to the scene for further investigations.

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