Typhoon Halts Ferry Services in South China
Ferry services in south China’s Qiongzhou Strait have been halted yesterday morning as Super Typhoon Mangkhut approached the southern provinces of Hainan and Guangdong, local authorities said. Mangkhut is expected to land in an area between western Guangdong and eastern Hainan tonight, packing strong gales and bringing tremendous downpours, according to local weather bureau. According to China’s National Me- teorological Centre, Mangkhut was moving northwestward at a speed of 26 kilometres per hour at 8am, about 1000km away from the city of Yangjiang, Guangdong Province. The provincial maritime administration has dispatched helicopters and tugboats to transfer 3238 offshore platform workers and ordered 6266 ships to take precautions against the typhoon.