Cargo ship capsizes off Japan’s coast with 22 aboard | CNN


Nine crew members stay lacking after a cargo ship capsized off Japan’s Nagasaki prefecture on Wednesday, the Japan Coast Guard instructed CNN.

The coast guard mentioned it obtained a misery sign from the Hong Kong-flagged vessel Jin Tian late on Tuesday night time because it cruised 110 kilometers (68 miles) west of the Danjo Islands within the East China Sea with a crew of twenty-two folks aboard.

The crew – 14 Chinese and eight Myanmar nationals – are believed to have been transferred to lifeboats earlier than tough seas impacted their rescue, the Japan Coast Guard mentioned.

Thirteen crew members have been rescued to date – 5 by industrial vessels cruising close by, two by Japan Air Self-Defense Force helicopters and 6 by the South Korean maritime police, the Japan Coast Guard mentioned.

The coast guard mentioned the Jin Tian had been anticipated to achieve the port of Incheon, South Korea, on Wednesday. It left Malaysia’s Port Klang in early December, in response to monitoring web site MarineTraffic.



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