The latest on the capsized cruise ship on China's Yangtze River:

9:30 a.m. (0130 GMT)

Chinese state broadcaster CCTV revises the number people on board the cruise ship to 456 when it capsized on Monday night. Originally state media said 458 people — 406 passengers, five travel agency employees and a crew of 47 — were on board. But CCTV cut that figure by one passenger and one crewmember. No reason was given for the change.


8:30 a.m. (0030 GMT)

Amid continuing uncertainty about the fate of the more than 400 missing on the cruise ship that capsized in China's Yangtze River, state broadcaster CCTV announced Wednesday morning that it was suspending live broadcasts from the disaster site for technical reasons. It did not elaborate. International media workers have also been kept away from the immediate area surrounding where workers are searching for bodies.


5 p.m. (0900 GMT)

Chinese state broadcaster CCTV says more than 1,000 armed police officers, 30 soldiers and 140 navy divers have been sent to the site where a cruise ship sank on China's Yangtze River. More than 40 small boats also were sent to take part in search and rescue operations.

An air force spokesman says China's armed forces sent six helicopters from Beijing and Wuhan, the capital of Hubei province.

CCTV says an initial batch of 39 medical staff from the city of Guangzhou arrived at the site, and an additional 38 are expected later Tuesday.


2:30 p.m. (0630 GMT)

Relatives of people who were aboard a cruise ship that sank on China's Yangtze River have headed to a government office in Shanghai to try to get more information about the accident. The family members had initially gathered at a travel agency that had booked many of the trips to await word on their loved ones.

Huang Yan, a 49-year-old Shanghai accountant, wept as she told a reporter that she believes that her husband, also 49, and his father, who is in his 70s, were aboard the boat. But she said she couldn't be sure because she hadn't seen an official passenger list yet.

Yan shouted: "Why did the captain leave the ship while the passengers were still missing? We want the government to release the name list to see who was on the boat."

China's official Xinhua News Agency quoted the captain and chief engineer, who were both rescued, as saying the ship sank quickly after being caught in a cyclone.