Typhoon Utor Claims Cargo Ship Near Hong Kong

UPDATE: World's most dangerous cargo eyed in sinking of Trans Summer. EARLIER: A 190-meter bulk carrier sank Wednesday approximately 45 nautical mile southwest of Hong Kong after battling 15-meter waves and strong winds generated by Typhoon Utor. Officials report that all 21 crewmembers of the Hong Kong-flagged Trans Summer were rescued mostly by helicopter after … [Read more...]

Super Typhoon Utor Nears Luzon Coast

Utor is now a Super Typhoon with max winds of about 130 knots as it approaches the coast of Luzon and could be as strong as 135-140 knots in squalls. Landfall is still expected between 18Z and 21Z today. Utor will weaken as it crosses over Luzon, however will likely remain at typhoon strength when it moves out over the South China Sea after 06Z 12th followed by some … [Read more...]