Rescuers are searching for 13 fishermen who were abroad a fishing boat that went missing Wednesday off China's southern island province of Hainan.

A search and rescue team was dispatched to the vicinity where the vessel was last contacted, about 100 nautical miles west of the shore.

However, it would take the rescue vessel about 10 hours to get at the location due to strong gales.

Separately, a Vietnamese-registered cargo vessel capsized and sank in strong gales about 110 nautical miles west of Sanya city in Hainan.
Two Vietnamese sailors were rescued but 25 others are still missing.
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