Eleven crew members went missing after their fishing boat collided with a merchant ship and capsized off east China coast early on Tuesday, local authorities said.
The accident took place in the sea waters off Zhangzhou City, Fujian Province, at about 0:15 a.m. Tuesday, the city's maritime search and rescue center said in a statement.
All 14 fishermen aboard the fishing boat from Quanzhou City fell into the sea waters. Three have been rescued and the others remain missing.
A helicopter and 15 boats are searching the area.
The cause of the collision is being investigated.