Chinese cargo ship and its crew rescued

Pyongyang, November 19 (KCNA) — The crewmen of the DPRK trade cargo ship “Mangyongbong” on November 16 rescued the Chinese trade cargo ship “Gang Long” and its crew in distress at the East Sea of Korea.

The ship “Gang Long” was adrift in sea waves due to engine trouble, struck by “typhoon 22” while sailing to Kim Chaek port of Korea with 2,000 tons of cargo aboard. At that time the ship “Mangyongbong” was on stand-by because of bad weather, anchored at Wonsan port. No sooner had it received SOS than it headed for the rough sea without delay about 5 P.M. on November 15.

The stormy waves blocked the ship “Mangyongbong” from having access to “Gang Long”. But the only idea in the mind of the Korean crew was to save the Chinese crew from a critical situation come what may. They buffeted the rough waves at the risk of their lives. At last at 06:00 on the morning of Nov. 16 they succeeded in linking rope with the Chinese ship. The rope broke all of a sudden while the two ships were heading for their destination. Koreans succeeded in re-linking the two ships with rope after buffeting the rough waves for four hours. The two ships thus entered Kim Chaek port safely.

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