Crews of two freighters rescued by HK Air Rescue helicopters, Hong Kong - Update
Crews of four freighters were rescued by HK Rescue off Hong Kong during the night and in the morning July 21 , totaling 36 seafarers. No details on vessels condition. Vessels in distress identified as:
General cargo vessel Zhong Chuan 19, length 26 meters
General cargo vessel Jin Tai Yi 3, MMSI 413520650, length 55 meters
General cargo vessel He Hang 233
General cargo vessel Hong Hai 286
Hong Kong air rescue service rescued crews of two vessels which were caught in stormy weather off Hong Kong during the night July 21. At 0010 LT Hong Kong Government Flying Service (GFS) was alerted by distress signal from a distressed freighter some 20 nm northeast of Hong Kong. Helicopter Puma by 0300 LT successfully airlifted all 12 crew. At 0544 LT another distress signal was received from a freighter in distress some 130 nm east of Hong Kong. 8 crew of the vessel was airlifted by 1000 LT. Names of the vessels yet unknown, on a photo taken from a jet plane involved in rescue a moment of rescue operation.