Ship with 815 people stranded off S China coast

Updated: 2012-02-08 20:56


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A passenger vessel carrying 815 people was stranded in waters south of Guangdong province on Wednesday, Xinhua reported.

The ferry "No 6 South" was stranded about one mile off the coast of Xuwen county, Guangdong province at 2:15 pm. There are 778 passengers and 37 crew members on the ferry, which was also carrying 86 vehicles and 332 tons of goods.

The Maritime Search and  Rescue Center in Guangdong province was monitoring the rescue work.

There are no reports of injury or oil leaks. Three passenger vessels have arrived to help with the rescue.