Rough seas have stalled a rescue of 20 sailors on a Panama-registered oil freighter that became grounded off southern Taiwan during a typhoon.
Coast guard official Huang Shih-hsien said Tuesday the rough seas have stopped a trawler from getting close to the "Fen Jing III." He said the 11 mainland Chinese and nine Indonesian sailors on board are safe.
He said the 7,000-ton ship was not loaded with oil when it ran aground Monday.
Typhoon Nanmadol pummeled southern Taiwan before weakening to a tropical storm and heading toward southern China. One person died in Taiwan and at least 25 in the Philippines.