Crew members rescued from stranded Iranian-registered cargo ship (UPDATE)
All the 37 people aboard an Iranian-registered cargo ship which ran aground Sunday morning off east China's coast had been rescued, a local maritime official said, Xinhua reported.
The rescued, 36 crew members and a 2-year-old boy, were air-lifted by helicopters to safety after their ship, named "Zoorik", got stranded at 5:25 a.m. at the estuary of the Yangtze River.
One crew member, who developed the symptoms of angina pectoris, has been sent to a local hospital.
One rescue ship and two helicopters joined the rescue. They were dispatched by Donghai Rescue Bureau affiliated to China's Ministry of Transport.
The ship was at once at the risk of capsizing since there were strong winds and billowy waves in the area, an official with the bureau said.