By the end of April, China Rescue and Salvage has rescued 1063 people in distress (including 118 foreigners) and salvaged 117 distressed vessels (including 42 foreign vessels) in this year, saving a total value of properties of over RMB 22.80 billion. From Jan.,-Apr., 2011, China Rescue and Salvage has dispatched 568 sorties of professional rescue units, carried out 428 rescue operations´╝îrescued 1063 persons in distress (including 118 foreigners), and salvaged 172 distressed vessels (including 42 foreign vessels), saving a total value of properties of over RMB 22.80 billion, while its emergency rescue teams completed 123 recovery operations and recovered 50 bodies.