BEIJING, Feb. 19 (Xinhua) -- China on Thursday again
lodged urgent representations to the Russian Minister Counsellor to China in
regards to the sinking of a Chinese cargo ship in Russian waters.
The Sierra Leone-flagged vessel named "New Star" sank
off the waters near Russia's far-eastern port of Vladivostok on Sunday. Seven
Chinese crew members were still missing.
China paid great attention to media reports that the
ship sank after a Russian Coast Guard cruiser fired at it, said Foreign Ministry
spokeswoman Jiang Yu in a news release.
Jiang said China had urged the Russian side to spare
no efforts to help search for the missing crew members and make thorough
investigations to find out the causes of the incident as soon as possible.
The Chinese embassy in Russia and consulate general
in Khabarovsk also made representations to Russia at the same time, Jiang noted.
"Russia attached great importance to China's
concern," said Jiang, adding that relevant Russian department is investigating
the conduct of law enforcement agencies involved in the incident and will inform
China of the results in time.
China says Russia's investigation into
sea accident still going on
BEIJING, Feb. 19 (Xinhua) -- Russia is still continuing
its rescue efforts and investigation into the sea accident involving a Chinese
cargo ship, said Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Jiang Yu here Thursday.
A Chinese cargo ship on Sunday sank off the waters near
Russia's far-eastern port of Vladivostok. Three Chinese crew members were
rescued and seven others were missing, said Jiang. Full story
Chinese sailors rescued off Russian
coast in good health, 7 still missing
MOSCOW, Feb. 19 (Xinhua) -- The three Chinese sailors
rescued from a cargo ship that sank Sunday in the Sea of Japan near Russia's
far-eastern port of Vladivostok are in good health, but seven other crew members
remain missing, an official with the Chinese Consulate in Vladivostok told
Chinese consulate officials in the city of Khabarovsk
arrived at the port of Nakhodka to visit the rescued sailors shortly after the
incident, said Wang Pengbo, a Chinese consulate official in Vladivostok.