A cargo ship listed to one side in the South China Sea had its sailors in dire conditions on a raft when they were rescued.
Rescuers from Hainan, China found the crew of 10 on the raft and rescued them. 8 Filipino seafarers were part of the entourage rescued.
According to SEA RESCUE, the maritime rescue center in Hainan, 10 crew members were rescued from a life raft sailing on Spratly Islands on December 22. All the seafarers were on a Sierra Leone registered vessel carrying 3000 tons of rice from Vietnam to Malaysia.
Wu Pingsheng from the Hainan Maritime Rescue Center said that “the successful rescue is a test of China’s ability to safeguard the navigation safety of international ships in the South China Sea. It fully demonstrates China’s commitment to rescue operations in the region,”
Source: Maritime Shipping News