Fri, 07 Dec 2012 10:11:12 GMT

Massive sea ice spotted off east China coast



Beijing, Dec 6 (PTI) Massive chunks of ice have been spotted floating in the Bohai Sea by China''s maritime authorities who also warned local fishery industries and port businesses to be wary of it.

China''s National Marine Forecasting Station today reported large chunks of sea ice floating near Liaodong Bay in the Bohai Sea for the first time this winter.

The station warned local fishery industries and port businesses to be wary of the ice
The total area of the ice spans 10 nautical miles, the station said, adding that sea ice has also been spotted in the northern Yellow Sea.

The station said the size of the sea ice in both areas may expand over the next week, which may disrupt fishery, aquaculture and shipping operations.

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