Two shipwrecked Chinese sailors rescued

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Midnapore, Oct 6 (UNI) Two Chinese sailors, whose ship sank in the Andaman Sea on October 2, were today rescued by a Singaporean ship and brought to Haldia.

The members of the Great Tribune first spotted two life jackets in the sea on the midnight of October 3. Later, they found the sailors Shen Leu and Jhu Ye Guan. They had been in the water for 24 hours before being rescued.

The China-bound Heng Tai, carrying iron dust, had left Haldia on September 28 with 28 crew members. However, it ran into a storm near the Andaman Islands and sank on October 2.

The coast guards managed to rescue 26 crew members the very same day. However, two of them were missing, Haldia Coast Guard Inspector Incharge Himadri Banerjee said.

Shen and Jhu were the only ones to have jumped off the ship, Laltu Bhattacharya, the shipping executive of the Atlantic Shipping, the company that owns the Great Tribune, said.


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