Fishing boats with 200 people missing off China coast

August 6th, 2011 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS  

Beijing, Aug 6 (IANS) Over 10 fishing boats with about 200 people on board were reported missing off east China’s coast Saturday morning, said authorities.

The fishing boats were on their way from Hong Kong’s Lantau Island to Ningbo Port in east China’s Zhejiang province, according to Shandong provincial flood control headquarters, Xinhua reported.

The ships were registered in Weihai City of Shandong province.

The exact numbers of the missing vessels and people on board were still unavailable.

Search for the missing boats was being conducted.

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