Friday 22 September 2023 - 5:56:32 am

Over two dozen crew missing as storm Chaba hits Hong Kong

HONG KONG, 2nd July, 2022 (WAM) -- More than two dozen crew on an engineering vessel with 30 people on board were missing after it snapped in two in waters off Hong Kong as tropical storm Chaba passed through, authorities said.

Three crew members were rescued, and search and rescue operations were continuing for others about 300 kilometres southwest of the city, the Hong Kong Government Flying Service reported.

Some of the crew had abandoned the vessel and harsh weather conditions were hampering rescue efforts, the Service added.

Chaba skirted the global financial hub, bringing heavy rain and wind, restricting public transport and forcing many businesses to close.

WAM/Khoder Nashar