SEARCH CONTINUES FOR 11 MISSING IN HK SEA MISHAP

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HONG KONG: An air and sea rescue mission scoured choppy waters near Hong Kong on Tuesday in a desperate search for 11 crew still missing more than 24 hours after their Chinese cargo ship sank. The Zhong Xing 2, which was laden with cement, went down after colliding with a container ship in the early hours of Monday just south of the island of Po Toi, on the edge of Hong Kong’s maritime territory. A 46-year-old mainland Chinese crewman is so far the sole survivor of the ship’s crew of 12—he was plucked from the sea by a passing fishing boat. The cause of the accident is not yet known and is under investigation, a Hong Kong government spokesman told AFP.

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