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Search and Rescue

Japan Coast Guard resources wearing thin due to Diaoyus dispute

The Japan Coast Guard is devoting so many resources to protecting the disputed Senkaku Islands that it could affect its other duties, including search and rescue operations for ships in distress.

Sunday, 7 October, 2012, 3:49am

Cross-strait rescue drill a step in building trust

Taiwan and the mainland will begin their first high-level, joint marine rescue exercise today in waters near Taiwan's outlying island of Quemoy and the city of Xiamen , Fujian .

16 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

Resolve needed in next phase of tragedy

The Sichuan earthquake has truly shaken Heaven and Earth. It has not only caused untold human suffering, but reshaped geographical features in many parts of the province. The quake, measuring 7.8 on the Richter scale, has razed mountains to the ground, blocked rivers and created temporary lakes from landslides.

18 May 2008 - 12:00am

Everyday heroes

Hiking has never been more popular in Hong Kong, but as many poorly prepared trekkers hit the trails, search teams are being pressed into action with growing frequency.

9 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Amateur hikers to assist search and rescue

Experienced amateur hikers have formed a volunteer search group to assist the government's search and rescue services.

The Hong Kong countryside volunteer search team was set up on May 2 to aid police and the Civil Aid Service in search and rescue.

7 May 2007 - 12:00am

Citizen boatmen join the hunt for those left behind

Mark Birtell has never heard his mother cry until now. As he steers his motor boat through the dark, all he can hear on his mobile phone are heaving sobs.

They form an apt backdrop to the melancholy scene before him - and a reminder of the pain Hurricane Katrina has wreaked on New Orleans, where the spirits of the dead may now outnumber those left behind.

7 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

Sailors missing after cargo ship sinks

Six mainland sailors are missing after their cargo vessel sank in the Pearl River Delta.

One crewman from the 577-tonne Xie Hang 99, sailing from Hong Kong to Macau, was rescued. The ship started taking on water near the island of Qing Zhou in mainland waters on Tuesday.

14 Apr 2005 - 12:00am

Sea rescue stretches helicopter crew to limit

A Danish sailor was in a stable condition in hospital last night after a dramatic helicopter rescue spanning more than 600 nautical miles.

It is believed to be the longest range rescue mission over open water by a helicopter crew from the Government Flying Service.

8 Jul 2004 - 12:00am

Winch mob

One of two 'survivors' of a downed helicopter is plucked to safety by a PLA helicopter crew in a simulated search-and-rescue mission off Hong Kong yesterday.

Air-sea rescue units were mobilised to recover two men after the helicopter crash near the Kwo Chau islands at about 1pm.

1 Jun 2004 - 12:00am

The rescuers who stared the storm in the eye - and came out on top

As the rest of Hong Kong sleeps, a small group conducts a dramatic sea mission

While most of Hong Kong is safely riding out Typhoon Imbudo at home on Wednesday night, the team at the Marine Maritime Rescue Co-ordination Centre is hard at work.

25 Jul 2003 - 12:00am