Dramatic video of crew on capsized ship hull airlifted by helicopter

Fishing vessel MIN SHI YU 07705 with 14 crew, caught in stormy seas, capsized early in the morning Dec 5 in Fujian Province waters, China, northern Taiwan Strait. Fujian MRCC was alerted at 0643 Beijing time, and launched SAR, deploying rescue helicopter, SAR boats and ships in the area. By 1030 Beijing time 13 crew were rescued, 4 remained missing. Watch a dramatic video of rescuing fishermen from the hull of capsized vessel.
Fishing vessel MIN SHI YU 07705, MMSI 412459971, length 46 meters, flag China.



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