Four Freighters off Hong Kong
On July 21, Hong Kong authorities reported four cargo vessels in distress off Hong Kong. The 26 meter long Zhong Chuan 19, the 55 meter long Jin Tai Yi 3, the 50 meter long Jia Hang 233 and the 95 meter long Shun Hong Hai 286 were caught in storms off Hong Kong. The vessels became disabled and the crew requested assistance. The Hong Kong Government Flying Service launched aircraft and successfully airlifted all the crew off the four vessels. Some 36 crewmen were safely rescued. No reports of injuries.