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Twenty-six crew members on a Chinese offshore wind installation vessel have been left dead or missing after a fourth crew member was rescued today (4 July).

The ship, Fujing 001, belongs to Shanghai GMPE Technology and was working in waters in Yangjiang in Guangdong province when Typhoon Chaba hit southern China on 2 July.

The impact broke Fujing 001 into two parts, causing all its 30 crew members to jump into the waters. The surviving crew members, who were rescued by helicopters deployed by the Hong Kong search and rescue authorities, reported that the waves were 10m high and it was likely that their missing shipmates were swept away as winds blew at 144km/hour.

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