PLA frigates search for fishing boat crew in East China Sea

Zhang Tao

NINGBO, Feb. 24 (Xinhua) -- China's People's Liberation Army Navy on Friday sent frigates to search for the crew of a wrecked fishing boat in the East China Sea, according to navy sources.

The wrecked Chinese fishing boat had about 20 crew members on board. One of them has been rescued by fishing boats nearby.

The Donghai Fleet received requests for assistance from the maritime rescue center in Zhejiang Province Friday morning.

Frigate Jiaxing, which was carrying out a mission in the East China Sea, and frigates Ningde and Ezhou, both conducting training in the area, were sent to the area to start the search.

Another naval vessel carrying a rescue helicopter was also en route to the site.


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