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Twelve bodies found as floating crane sinks in China

Seven planes, 246 vessels, and 498 fishing boats had been mobilised to search for those still missing.

• July 4, 2022
Floating crane sinks in China
Floating crane used to illustrate the story [Photo Credit: Sweetcrudereports]

Twelve bodies of suspected victims have been found on Monday after a floating crane sank in waters off the coast of south China’s Guangdong Province.

According to the provincial maritime search and rescue centre, the bodies were recovered in an area about 50 nautical miles southwest of the site where the floating crane sank.

The centre said the relevant departments were stepping up the identification work.

On Saturday, the floating crane of an offshore wind-farm project was found via a monitoring system to be in danger after its mooring chain broke while it was taking shelter from typhoon Chaba in waters near the city of Yangjiang.

The crane later sank, with 27 people falling into the water and missing. One person was rescued on Monday morning.

Seven planes, 246 vessels, and 498 fishing boats had been mobilised to search for the remaining missing people, targeting areas including beaches, nearshore, and offshore areas.

(Xinhua/NAN)

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