Chinese engineering ship Fujing 001 sank over the weekend on saturday and so far 4 crew have been rescued with one on Monday and the 3 crew on Saturday. The recovered bodies were found about 90 kilometers southwest of the sank ship.Officials in charge of the rescue say that the rescued alive crew are currently in a stable condition and they are working their best to identify the remaining recovered bodies.
The China registered floating crane was involved in building several offshore wind farms. It had been sheltering from the tropical storm which later turned out to be a typhoon when it was dragged causing its anchor chain to break and be dragged into the center of the typhoon where it snapped into two parts.
During this time Hong Kong received a distress call where it responded by sending two fixed wing aircrafts and four helicopters for the rescue operations which proved to be difficult because of the size of the typhoon. Later the ship was reported to have sank 300 kilometers southwest of Hong Kong close to the center of the storm.
Search and rescue is still ongoing but the authorities say that the chances of rescuing the remaining crew members alive is slim, even negligible.