Subscribe to Breaking News emails

You have successfully subscribed to the Breaking News email.

Subscribe today to be the first to to know about breaking news and special reports.

Cranes Lift Capsized Ship in China

Image: Rescue workers stand on the river bank as the capsized cruise ship Eastern Star is pulled out of the Yangtze against sunset, in Jianli
Rescue workers stand on the river bank as the capsized cruise ship Eastern Star is pulled out of the Yangtze at sunset in Jianli, China, on June 5. CHINA DAILY / Reuters

Breaking News Emails

Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings.

Cranes righted the battered wreck of the Chinese cruise ship Eastern Star on Friday, four days after it capsized in the country’s Yangtze River. Authorities are focusing their efforts on trying to find more than 300 people still missing after the vessel overturned in a freak tornado on Monday night. More than 100 bodies have been found, plus more than a dozen survivors, including the captain.

Image: A rescue team works on lifting the capsized cruise ship Eastern Star in the Jianli section of Yangtze River, Hubei province
Cranes lift the cruise ship Eastern Star.KIM KYUNG-HOON / Reuters
Image: CHINA - YANGTZE - ACCIDENT - SHIP
Rescuers rest as they watch efforts to lift the ship.AFP - Getty Images
Image:
Cranes attempt to right the ship.AP

Gallery: Crews Search Capsized Ship

--NBC News

Breaking News Emails

Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings.
MORE FROM news