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Fishing boat sinks, leaving 1 dead, 7 missing

By Zhang Xiaomin | | Updated: 2023-09-24 13:50
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A fishing boat capsized and sank off the coast of Dalian, Liaoning province, on Saturday morning, resulting in one confirmed death and seven others on board missing.

The Liaoning Maritime Search and Rescue Center received the report from the Dalian Maritime Search and Rescue Center at about 11 am on Saturday, saying that a collision between a Dandong-registered fishing boat and a cargo ship occurred in the Dalian Lushun sea area, resulting in the fishing boat capsizing and sinking. The fishing boat was carrying eight people at the time, while the crew of the cargo ship remained unharmed.

Promptly responding to the accident, local authorities in Liaoning initiated search and rescue operations and coordinated efforts with multiple organizations. As of Saturday evening, one person had been confirmed dead, while seven others remained missing. The search and rescue operation is still ongoing.

According to the Dalian Maritime Bureau, the fishing boat capsized at about 10:50 am on Saturday. All passing vessels are urged to remain vigilant and assist in the search efforts.

As of Sunday noon, no more information was released.

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