Xinhua News Agency

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PUBLISHED : Friday, 21 November, 2008, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 21 November, 2008, 12:00am

Fishermen trapped on ships

Authorities in the port city of Dalian said 64 fishermen were trapped yesterday on ships off the coast by strong gales and unable to come ashore, Xinhua reported. The 60km/h gales had created waves about 5 metres high and trapped the fishermen on more than 20 vessels 300 metres off Dawangjia Island in the Yellow Sea, Xinhua said. Authorities had launched a rescue operation. Staff Reporter