Monday, 19 January 2015

21 confirmed dead in tugboat capsizing in eastern China by Jian Xiang


Authorities confirmed 21 people dead in the capsizing of a tugboat with an international team on a test voyage in eastern China, after rescuers dragged the overturned vessel to shallow waters and scoured it on Saturday. However, there is still 1 person missing and rescuers continued to search the cockpit of the vessel as well as nearby sections of the Yangtze River in the province of Jiangsu. The newly built, 30-meter Wanshenzhou 67 was on a test try when it suddenly capsized. Three Chinese were rescued , including one man identified as an interpreter who was freed when rescuers cut through the bottom of the boat's hull early Friday — a full 14 hours after it went down.


In my opinion, i think that this type of incident could be avoided if they were much careful out at sea. Thankfully there were not many people on board the ship, if not, the consequences might be much more serious. fortunately there were 3 survivors. I hope that the last remaining missing person might survive this ordeal and be found as soon as possible

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