FUZHOU -- Rescuers have recovered the body of a crew member from a sunken
Chinese cargo ship off the coast of southeastern Fujian Province, bringing the
death toll to two with three others still missing, said a local maritime affairs
official on Monday.
The slate-loaded vessel, "Quanfeng 369" owned by Fengze Shipping Company Ltd.
in Quanzhou, Fujian, sank on Sunday morning off Jinjiang, Quanzhou, after it
collided with another ship, the "Xing'an", registered in eastern Jiangsu
Province, according to Zhou Honghui, of the Quanzhou municipal maritime affairs
Seven of the 12 sailors on the "Quanfeng 369" were rescued.
The local maritime authorities have invited divers from the Shanghai rescue
and salvage bureau to help with the rescue operation, said Zhou.
The cause of the collision is still being investigated.