Rescuers find fourth sailor from ship that sank southwest of Hong Kong during Typhoon Chaba

South China Morning Post published this video item, entitled “Rescuers find fourth sailor from ship that sank southwest of Hong Kong during Typhoon Chaba” – below is their description.

One more missing sailor was rescued early on July 4, 2022, two days after rescue teams from Hong Kong and mainland China managed to pluck three crew members to safety as their ship split in two and started to sink as Typhoon Chaba passed nearby. The storm was the third of the year in the area and first to affect Hong Kong, which had issued a No 8 storm warning signal the evening before the incident. Four fixed-wing aircraft and six rescue helicopters from Hong Kong made runs to the area about 300km (186 miles) southwest of the city during the rescue effort. The engineering vessel “Fujing001” had 30 people on board, and on July 4 Hong Kong officials said the chances of survival were “very slim” for crew members still missing.

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Hong Kong, officially the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China (HKSAR), is a metropolitan area and special administrative region of the People’s Republic of China on the eastern Pearl River Delta of the South China Sea. With over 7.5 million residents of various nationalities in a 1,104-square-kilometre (426 sq mi) territory, Hong Kong is one of the most densely populated places in the world.

Hong Kong became a colony of the British Empire after the Qing Empire ceded Hong Kong Island at the end of the First Opium War in 1842. The colony expanded to the Kowloon Peninsula in 1860 after the Second Opium War and was further extended when Britain obtained a 99-year lease of the New Territories in 1898. The whole territory was transferred to China in 1997. As a special administrative region, Hong Kong maintains separate governing and economic systems from that of mainland China under the principle of “one country, two systems”.

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