Safety & Risk Management
27 missing after floating crane sinks
July 4, 2022 By The Print
At least 27 people have gone missing after a floating crane sank in water in China’s Guangdong Province on Saturday morning.
The floating crane was found at 3:50 am through the monitoring system to have dragged anchor and was in danger after its mooring chain broke while it was avoiding typhoon Chaba in waters near the city of Yangjiang, according to Xinhua.
The floating crane had sunk, according to the provincial maritime search and rescue centre
According to the centre, three people were rescued at around 12 pm, while 27 others fell into the water and have gone missing.
According to the publication, the search and rescue efforts are still underway.
Some of the crew had abandoned the vessel, hampering efforts to pull them to safety, rescuers said, according to New York Post.
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