CHINA Five missing after fishing boat sinks off east China

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Five missing after fishing boat sinks off east China

Xinhua

23:02, March 02, 2021

File photo of a rescue vessel of Chinese Ministry of Transport

HANGZHOU, March 2 (Xinhua) -- Five people have been reported missing after a fishing boat sank in waters off east China's Zhejiang Province, the provincial maritime search-and-rescue center said Tuesday.

The center received a report at about 8:50 a.m. after a Shenzhen-registered fishing boat overturned about 165 nautical miles east of the city of Wenzhou.

Ten people were onboard the vessel, which is 27.17 meters long and has a gross tonnage of 105 tonnes. Five people had been rescued as of 8 p.m. Tuesday.

The search for the missing personnel is ongoing.

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