Sea deaths confirmed

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 10 January, 1995, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 10 January, 1995, 12:00am

A HONG KONG shipping company has confirmed the death of at least four mainland seamen on the You Xiu, which sank off Romania five days ago.

Three officers form Cosco (Hong Kong), agents for the 26,820 tonne bulk carrier, reported that four of the eight bodies found were their crewmen, according to spokesman Captain Cheung Pak-leung.

The remaining 23 seamen of the You Xiu - all mainlanders except the Hong Kong chief engineer - are still missing.