Sat, April 11, 2009
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3 missing in ship collision in East China Sea

2009-04-11 08:16:32 GMT2009-04-11 16:16:32 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

WENZHOU, Zhejiang, April 11 (Xinhua) -- The search continued Saturday for three fishermen missing after a collision between a cargo ship and a fishing boat in East China Sea Friday.

The cargo ship, which was on a trial voyage off Wenzhou city, Zhejiang Province, and the fishing boat carrying seven crew collided at about 4 p.m., according to the city's maritime bureau.

The fishing boat immediately capsized, throwing all the crew into the sea.

Rescuers saved four men and eight rescue ships were still searching for the three missing. Strong winds and high waves were hampering the search, the bureau said.

Officials with the bureau are investigating the cause of the accident.

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