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11 dead in E China ship sinking

Updated: 2013-03-19 11:03
( Xinhua)

JINAN - Rescuers have retrieved 11 bodies and are searching for two missing crew members after a container ship sank off east China, authorities said on Tuesday.

The Beihai Rescue Bureau of the Ministry of Transport dispatched two rescue vessels and a helicopter to the seawater area 40 nautical miles northeast of Longkou, Shandong province, after the ship with 14 aboard capsized and sank at around 5:15 pm on Monday amid strong winds.

One crew member, who had lost consciousness, was rescued by the helicopter.

The ship Guangyangxingang was traveling from the northern coastal city of Tianjin to Taizhou in eastern Zhejiang province.