Chinese Consulate General in L.A. races time in search for missing sailor

Updated 2016-10-27 11:16:59 Ecns.cn
Chinese mariner Guo Chuan sits down for an interview in his trimaran in San Francisco, U.S. on Oct 17, 2016.

Chinese mariner Guo Chuan sits down for an interview in his trimaran in San Francisco, U.S. on Oct 17, 2016.

(ECNS) -- The Chinese Consulate General in Los Angeles has urged U.S. authorities to try their best to search for Chinese national Guo Chuan, who went missing during a solo trans-Pacific voyage.

The consulate general said it contacted the U.S. Coast Guard as soon as they received information of Guo's disappearance, working around the clock to coordinate rescue efforts.

The rescue mission, led by the Chinese maritime department and the U.S. Coast Guard, has found Guo's vessel, but the sailor was not found on the deck. The U.S. Navy has sent two search ships to the site.

The 51-year-old, a native of Qingdao City in East China's Shandong Province, aimed to set a new solo non-stop trans-Pacific world record from San Francisco to Shanghai with his trimaran, the "Qingdao China."

Chinese mariner Guo Chuan sails his trimaran under San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge, the United States, embarking on a solo trans-Pacific voyage with Shanghai, China, as the destination, Oct. 18, 2016.

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