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Cargo ship sinks in Typhoon Utor off Hong Kong: officials

Helicopter rescue teams saved 21 crew members from a cargo ship that sank off Hong Kong on Wednesday after Severe Typhoon Utor caused waves of up to 15 metres (50 feet).

world Updated: Aug 14, 2013 14:00 IST
AFP

Helicopter rescue teams saved 21 crew members from a cargo ship that sank off Hong Kong on Wednesday after Severe Typhoon Utor caused waves of up to 15 metres (50 feet), officials said.



The crew abandoned ship as the 190 metre-long bulk carrier Trans Summer sank 80 kilometres (50 miles) southwest of Hong Kong, the city's Flying Services said.

First Published: Aug 14, 2013 13:58 IST