A boat registered in South Korea had engine failure in east China's Bohai Sea on Sunday morning but all twelve sailors, including one Chinese, were rescued, according to local authorities.
The boat's engine failed early yesterday morning near Longkou City in Shandong Province, according to the Ministry of Communications' Yantai Maritime Affairs Bureau.
The bureau dispatched two vessels and a helicopter immediately after receiving signals for help at 7:05 AM.
Due to strong gales, one of the rescue vessels was forced to return to harbor and the helicopter failed to take off.
The other rescue vessel braved waves to reach the scene at 1:30 PM, the bureau said.
(Xinhua News Agency December 5, 2005)