Source: China State Council Information Office 2
Six crew members went missing Tuesday evening after a sand carrier, affected by typhoon Nangka, capsized in waters in south China, maritime authorities said.
The boat, with ten people aboard, capsized at around 8 p.m. at a location of 20.316 degrees north latitude and 110.566 degrees east longitude, while heading for the city of Guangzhou, said the Sansha Maritime Rescue Center in Haikou, capital of south China’s Hainan Province.
Four of the crew members boarded a lifeboat, and six others went missing, said the rescue center.
A rescue ship has been sent to the accident site, but cannot approach the boat due to the strong sea winds and high waves.
Rescue efforts are underway in search of the missing persons.
Typhoon Nangka, the 16th of the year, made landfall in Qionghai City, Hainan, at around 7:20 p.m. Tuesday, with a maximum wind speed of 90 km per hour near the typhoon’s center.