CHINA Search and rescue tested in Pearl River estuary

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Search and rescue tested in Pearl River estuary

China Daily

19:59, October 27, 2022

A maritime search and rescue drill was conducted in the Pearl River estuary on Thursday, simulating the collision of a passenger vessel and an oil tanker. (Photo by Zheng Erqi/China Daily)

A maritime search and rescue drill was conducted in the Pearl River estuary on Thursday, simulating the collision of a passenger vessel and an oil tanker.

In the drill, the simulated accident led to a fire on the passenger vessel; some passengers fell overboard; oil was spilled; and the vessels lost control, which threatened a bridge being built nearby.

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