Jun 16, 2016 02:52 PM

Hearts Sink as Fishing Boat Fatalities Mount

(Zhoushan) – Events that preceded the sinking of fishing boat 11307, apparently with the loss of all hands, are shrouded in mystery as thick as the fog that frequently blankets the Zhoushan coast.

Equally mysterious, at least in the eyes of some in the fishing industry and relatives of the 18 crew members missing since the 11307 sank May 12, are safety oversight gaps that some say contribute to high fatality rates for sea and coastal fishermen in China.

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