Chinese boat capsizes in Indian Ocean, 39 missing including 17 crew members


Beijing, May 17 (Hindustan Times). A Chinese boat capsized in the middle of the Indian Ocean. Because of this, 39 people aboard went missing. Rescue operations are underway to find them. This is a fishing boat (U028). The crew consists of 17 Chinese, 17 Indonesians and five Filipinos.

President Xi Jinping issued an order to activate the emergency procedure mechanism as soon as he received the information. The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs, the Ministry of Transport, and the Shandong provincial government have been instructed to monitor the situation. Coordinate with international search and rescue teams. The Ministry of External Affairs and concerned embassies abroad have also been instructed to coordinate with local authorities to assist in the search and rescue operation.

President Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang have announced to issue warnings to ensure the safety of the people. The government has also sent other rescue forces to the area where the ship sank. The Chinese Maritime Search and Rescue Center has informed relevant countries.

Rescue teams from Australia and other countries are also helping to search for the missing. China’s Foreign Ministry has also launched an emergency response mechanism to coordinate with the relevant embassies in Australia, Sri Lanka, the Maldives, Indonesia and the Philippines to actively conduct search and rescue operations.


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