JINAN - Seven fishermen on two boats were rescued on Saturday off east China
after their boats lost control in high gales, local rescue sources said.
The engine of a fishing boat with six people aboard at the Bajiao offshore
area near Yantai city, Shandong Province stopped working around 1:20 p.m.
Saturday as its screw propeller was enlaced by aquatic plants amid sudden gales
on the sea.
A helicopter from the Beihai No. 1 Rescue Flying Squad was dispatched to the
site and rescued the six in 20 minutes. The helicopter saved another fisherman
on a separate boat on its way back.
All the rescued fishermen were sent to Penglai, an island city near Yantai,