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25 Mar, 2008 04:38

More divers join Ukrainian sailor hunt

Another 22 divers have joined the salvage operation of a Ukrainian tugboat that sank nearly two days ago near Hong Kong – bringing the number of divers to 40. The boat went down after a head-on collision with a Chinese ship late on Saturday.

It turned over 37 metres below the surface and rescuers have been unable to get inside.

The crew is feared dead, but Hong Kong officials say the rescue operation will continue until the bodies are recovered.