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Ship sinks in storm off Hong Kong, dozens of crew members in danger

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In this image released by the Hong Kong Government Flying Service, members of the helicopter crew wrestle a man from a sinking ship in the South China Sea, 300 kilometers (186 miles) south of Hong Kong, on Saturday July 2, 2022, according to the Typhoon Chaba was moving in the area. The industrial ship operating in the South China Sea has sunk with the possible loss of more than two dozen crew members, Hong Kong rescue services said on Saturday. (Hong Kong Government Flight Service via AP)

HONG KONG – An industrial ship operating in the South China Sea has sunk in a storm, possibly losing more than two dozen crew members, emergency services in Hong Kong said on Saturday.

Authorities dispatched planes and helicopters to assist in the rescue, with at least three of the 30-strong crew evacuated to safety as of 5:30 p.m. (10:30 GMT) on Saturday.

Photos released by the Hong Kong Government Flying Service showed a crew member being winched up to a rescue helicopter as large waves lashed the sinking ships, which broke in two.

The accident happened about 300 kilometers (186 miles) south of Hong Kong.

The flight service gave neither the name nor the origin of the ship. A statement said crew members were experiencing negotiation difficulties caused by severe Tropical Storm Chaba, which had maximum winds of 110 kilometers (68 miles) per hour.

The storm made landfall in the western part of coastal Guangdong province later on Saturday.

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The Hong Kong service sent two fixed-wing aircraft and four helicopters for the rescue effort.

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