When a ferry goes missing, the public is not the only ones left wondering why it never arrives.
Here’s what you need to know to understand what’s happening to the ships that make it to and from the mainland.
Read moreChina’s Ministry of Transport and Urban Development said on Thursday it had sent out more than 10,000 rescue requests to the country’s coastguard in the last six months for missing vessels.
The search for missing ships in the South China Sea is still ongoing, according to China’s Ministry for Maritime Affairs and the Coast Guard.
The latest rescue request was made on Sept. 9, after a vessel from the Qinghai-Tibet Railway was found in the waters off the coast of the coastal town of Wuhan, about 200 kilometers (124 miles) northwest of Shanghai.
The ship was carrying 10 passengers, including two crew members, the ministry said in a statement on its website.
Authorities in the port of Qinghai said they found the ship’s captain’s body.
The search for the missing vessel has been ongoing for several months, according the ministry, and the ship is currently being towed to Wuhu.
The ministry did not provide details on the cause of the shipwreck or its destination, and authorities were not immediately available to comment.