Twelve crew members from a Chinese cargo ship are missing after it collided with a container vessel and sank just outside Hong Kong waters on Monday, authorities said.
The collision happened in the early hours of the morning near Po Toi Island which lies on the edge of Hong Kong´s territory, a fire department spokesman told.
“Two cargo ships collided and one of them sank,” a police spokeswoman told.
“Later one male was rescued and was sent to the hospital,” she said, adding that rescue operations were underway to find the other crew members.
“There are 12 people missing,” a fire department spokesman told, adding that they were crew from the cargo ship from mainland China which had collided with a container vessel.