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British and Chinese sailors have been rescued off the Philippines

British and Chinese sailors have been rescued off the Philippines

British and Chinese sailors have been rescued off the Philippines

Two British and nine Chinese sailors have been rescued after their yacht sank in rough waters, the Philippine coastguard has said.

They were picked up on Sunday by a Hong Kong cargo ship that was passing through the same waters near the Batanes islands, off the country's northern tip.

The yacht, Tipsy Frenz, was sailing from Hong Kong to Taiwan as part of a race when strong winds from a typhoon capsized it.

The rescued sailors were taken to Manila's harbour and will be handed over to their respective embassies after medical examination.

PA