Three Chinese navy vessels have been dispatched for the rescue mission of fishing boat sinking in the South China Sea.

Hainan Maritime Affairs Bureau says three Naval ships, 22 ships and 5 aeroplanes are undertaking rescue operations off Shanhu Island in the South China Sea. Among three naval vessels, one is to transport rescued survivors to the city of Sanya on October 2nd. Five boats were caught in storms caused by Typhoon Wutip on Sunday.

Two fishermen have been confirmed dead and 14 others have been rescued after three fishing boats sank near China’s Xisha Islands on Sunday. The search continues for 58 people missing. 

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