A cargo ship carrying 3,400 tons of china clay sunk in the Longkou sea area in east China's Shandong Province at around 8 PM Wednesday, leaving 13 people missing.
The ship was trying to anchor at Longkou Port Wednesday evening when it was sheered by strong winds and tilted by huge wave, spilling all of the 14 people onboard into the sea.
The ship, which belongs to Mingyang Shipping Co. Ltd of Wenling City, east China's Zhejiang Province, was cruising from Shantou of Guangdong Province to Laizhou of Shandong, according to the Administration of Work Safety Supervision of Wenling.
As of 2 PM Thursday, only one person has been rescued and 13 still remain missing. The rescue work is still underway.
(Xinhua News Agency December 23, 2005)