13 More Bodies Are Recovered

Authorities in Hong Kong said they had recovered 13 more bodies from a Ukrainian tugboat, the Neftegaz-67, which sank more than a month ago in one of the territory's worst maritime accidents in recent years.

Eighteen sailors went missing after the Ukraine-registered tugboat Neftegaz-67 sank on March 22 after colliding with a large Chinese bulk carrier to settle on the seabed 37 meters underwater.

The wreck remained submerged for 37 days before authorities managed to deploy one of Asia's largest floating derricks to finally lift the ship to the surface on Sunday.

By the end of Monday's recovery operation, a Hong Kong police spokesman said 13 more bodies had been recovered from the wreck.