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Container ship sinks off NE China, 8 missing
Updated: 2008-11-02 08:55

DALIAN -- Eight sailors went missing after a container ship sank off a port in northeast China's Liaoning Province on Saturday, rescuers said.

The vessel with 14 people aboard sank off Yingkou, Liaoning Province, around 1 p.m. Saturday, according to the Liaoning provincial maritime search and rescue center.

Six were rescued by passing ships and rescue helicopters, but eight remained missing.

The vessel was on its way from Yingkou to eastern Fujian province when it sank.

Search was still underway.