Rescuers examine a map showing details of the search and rescue. (SCREEN GRAB/CCTV NEWS APP）
GUANGZHOU - Twelve bodies were recovered on Monday afternoon after a floating crane sank in waters off the coast of south China's Guangdong province at the height of typhoon Chaba, according to the provincial maritime search and rescue center.
The bodies were found around 3:30 pm in an area about 50 nautical miles southwest of the site where the floating crane sank, and relevant departments are stepping up the identification work, it added.
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The bodies were found around 3:30 pm Monday in an area about 50 nautical miles southwest of the site where the floating crane sank
On Saturday, the floating crane of an offshore wind-farm project was found via a monitoring system to be in danger after its mooring chain broke while it was taking shelter from the typhoon in waters near the city of Yangjiang.
The crane later sank, with 27 people falling into the water and going missing. One person was rescued on Monday morning.
A total of seven planes, 246 vessels and 498 fishing boats have been mobilized to carry out searches for the remaining missing people, targeting areas including beaches and nearshore and offshore areas.
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