25 missing after ship capsizes off China; 2 safe

By ASSOCIATED PRESS
December 17, 2010 07:19

BEIJING — Rescuers have found two survivors and are searching for 25 men missing after a Vietnamese ship capsized in heavy winds and waves near China Thursday.

An official surnamed Zhao, wih the South China Sea Salvage Bureau, said two Vietnamese survivors were found Friday morning. It wasn't clear if they were in lifeboats or in the water.

The men were about 20 nautical miles from where the ship capsized Thursday morning. The vessel named Phu Tan sunk 110 nautical miles west of Sanya city on the southern island of Hainan.


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