The engineering vessel Fujing 001 and its 30 crew members were carrying out work when Typhoon Chaba hit on Saturday, July 2. The vessel was caught in the storm and snapped in half, then dragged anchor, the anchor chain broke and the vessel floated away, eventually sinking.
Rescuers saved at least four people, however, 12 bodies were recovered approximately 50 miles south of the area the vessel sank. The vessel was a floating crane with 30 people on board. The search for survivors or bodies was ongoing.