A derrick barge operated by a unit of McDermott International Inc., New Orleans, capsized and sank Aug. 15 near the mouth of China's Zhujiang River in the South China Sea, killing at least 16 of 195 persons aboard. At presstime last week, 1 week after DB29 sank in about 21 0 ft of water, McDermott had counted 173 persons rescued. Bodies of 16 other persons had been recovered, leaving six missing and presumed dead as a result of the accident 65 miles southeast of Hong Kong. DB29 was under tow, trying to escape the nearly 50 ft waves and 80 mph winds of Typhoon Fred when the accident occurred. McDermott named Joe J. S...

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