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Racing against the clock for ship survivors

Source: Globaltimes.cn Published: 2015/6/3 23:25:28

Highlights: Rescuers begin to cut a hole on the hull of the Eastern Star on June 3. The cruise ship overturned in the Yangtze River on the night of June 1, with 458 people on board. Click to see special coverage

  • Rescuers begin to cut a hole on the hull of the Eastern Star on June 3. The cruise ship overturned in the Yangtze River on the night of June 1, with 458 people on board. Photos: Li Hao/GT

  • A rescuer works on cutting a hole on the hull of the Eastern Star .

  • Two rescuers race against time in darkness to cut a hole on the hull of the Eastern Star .

  • Rescue work on the Eastern Star continues with the cutting of a hole on the ship’s overturned hull.

  • Rescuers start cutting a hole on the hull of the Eastern Star in an attempt to rescue potential survivors of the capsized ship.

  • Workers cut a hole on the hull of the capsized Eastern Star at night using makeshift lighting.

  • Rescue workers attempt to create an opening for potential survivors trapped in the Eastern Star which capsized on June 1.






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