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  1. News - Hong Kong

    Typhoon Utor sinks cargo ship off Hong Kong

    Posted Aug 14th 2013, 05:35pm by Agence France-Presse in Hong Kong and Lai Ying-kit

    ... Agence France-Presse in Hong Kong and Lai Ying-kit Helicopter rescue teams saved 21 crew members from a cargo ship that sank off Hong Kong on Wednesday after Severe Typhoon Utor caused waves of up to 15 metres, officials said. The crew abandoned ship as the 190-metre-long bulk carrier Trans Summer sank 80 kilometres southwest of Hong Kong, the city’s Flying Services said. Some ...

  2. News - World - WEATHER

    Flooding in Bosnia causes new landmine danger in Balkans

    Posted May 19th 2014, 03:27am by AP

    ... land flanking the Sava River remains submerged, and water levels there are still rising in many areas. Russian cargo planes joined helicopters from the European Union, Slovenia and Croatia ...

  3. News - China - WEATHER

    Typhoon Utor slams mainland after causing mayhem at sea

    Posted Aug 15th 2013, 12:00am by He Huifeng

    ... He Huifeng huifeng.he@scmp.com Massive waves sink cargo ship and disrupt transport as typhoon hits Guangdong and Hainan on path similar to destructive Hagupit in '08 Utor slams ... yesterday to issue a red alert for waves, the most severe warning. Seas of up to 15 metres were blamed for sinking a 190-metre cargo ship from Hong Kong off the Wanshan Archipelago, which sits ...

  4. News - Asia - TYPHOON

    Philippines Typhoon Haiyan death toll exceeds 10,000 as rescue effort continues

    Posted Nov 10th 2013, 10:06am by AFP

    ... that six sailors were missing from a Guangxi cargo ship after it was blown out to sea from a Sanya harbour. According to the online news portal of Haikou, Hainan province was hit by strong winds ...

  5. News - Asia - WEATHER

    India's big evacuation spares most from Cyclone Phailin's wrath

    Posted Oct 13th 2013, 02:40pm by Reuters

    ... northeast, port officials said they feared a Panama-registered cargo ship, the MV Bingo, carrying 8,000 tonnes of iron ore and with a crew of 17 Chinese sailors and an Indonesian, had sunk ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - WEATHER

    Hong Kong groans as Typhoon Utor hits

    Posted Aug 15th 2013, 12:00am by Clifford Lo, SAMUEL CHAN AND ADA LEE

    ... The typhoon left Hong Kong with minor damage before making landfall in Guangdong in the afternoon. Outside Hong Kong, a Guangdong-bound cargo vessel sank in international waters, forcing its 21 crew ... and they did not know what to do. A 190-metre cargo vessel, the Trans Summer, went down about 80 kilometres southwest of the city at about 10am. The Hong Kong-registered ship was travelling from ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - WEATHER

    Hong Kong Observatory raises No 1 signal as Typhoon Utor batters Philippines

    Posted Aug 11th 2013, 03:06pm by AP

    ... court washed away in Dinalungan town. About 1,100 travellers remained stranded as passenger and cargo ferries were grounded. Classes in towns and cities on the typhoon’s path were suspended, ...

  8. Weather - Hong Kong

    Scientists fooled by rapid growth of storm's ferocity

    Posted Jul 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... York. That typhoon sank a cargo ship, caused a blackout affecting 60,000 residents and killed two people during its 11-hour life as a hurricane.     ...



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