Recordings of crew members calling for help in the sinking of a Chinese construction ship exposed

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Recordings of crew members calling for help in the sinking of a Chinese construction ship exposed

During the typhoon “Siamba” hit Guangdong and other places, the mainland engineering ship Fujing 001 broke off and sank in the waters of Yangjiang, Guangdong last Saturday (2nd). At present, the remains of 12 suspected victims have been found, together with those rescued by the Hong Kong Government Flying Service. A total of 4 crew members were rescued, and 14 people are still missing. The rescue recording on the day the ship was in distress was exposed. The crew used radio to call for help from the South China Sea Rescue Bureau and the Chinese Navy, but eventually the signal of the engineering ship disappeared from the ship’s automatic identification system.

Internal media reported on Tuesday (5th) that Fujing 001, with 30 people on board, radioed at 5:42 a.m. last Saturday to the rescue ship “Nanhai Rescue 113” of the South China Sea Rescue Bureau nearby. Under the attack, the wind was high and the waves were urgent, and the other party could not get close. The crew of Fujing 001 said at the time: “You try to come over now, you are our only hope.”

The Fujing 001 cabin then began to enter the water and gradually tilted. The crew called for help from the Chinese navy again at 6:30 in the morning, saying: “We are now inclined at 21 degrees and the ship is entering the water. We are in the (offshore) wind (power) field.” The signal of Fujing 001 was at 11:20 in the morning points disappeared from the ship’s automatic identification system. Search and rescue operations are still ongoing.

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