Ship sinks off Taiwan; 1 dead, 10 missing
Mon, Oct 05, 2009

TAIPEI - A ship carrying refrigerated goods sank near Taiwan, killing one and leaving 10 missing, due to heavy waves caused by a typhoon to the south, the island coast guard said on Monday.

Rescue teams from Taiwan, China and Hong Kong were looking for 10 crew members in the Taiwan Strait 130 nautical miles (240 km) west of the Taiwan port city Kaohsiung after their Panama-registered ship sank late on Sunday, coast guard official Shih Yi-che said.

The captain, a Myanmar citizen, and two other crew members had been found alive, Shih said.

The Central Weather Bureau had warned ships against the waters west of Taiwan as Typhoon Parma loitered off the nearby northwest coast of the Philippines two days after thrashing remote mountain areas on the main island Luzon and killing 22 people.







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