Jin Tian cargo ship capsizes off coast of Japan with 22 aboard

Tokyo
CNN
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Five crew associates have been rescued and initiatives are underway to save 17 some others immediately after a cargo ship capsized off Japan’s Nagasaki prefecture on Wednesday, the Japan Coast Guard told CNN.

The coastline guard claimed it acquired a distress signal from the Hong Kong-flagged vessel Jin Tian late on Tuesday evening as it cruised 110 kilometers (68 miles) west of the Danjo Islands in the East China Sea.

The crew – 14 Chinese and eight Myanmar nationals – is believed to have been transferred to lifeboats right before tough seas impacted their rescue, the Japan Coastline Guard stated.

The coastline guard has dispatched two patrol boats to the scene, although three non-public vessels, together with a tanker, that were being cruising nearby are involved in the rescue procedure, it included.

The coastline guard claimed the ship had been expected to arrive at the port of Incheon, South Korea, on Wednesday. It remaining Malaysia’s Port Klang in early December, in accordance to tracking website MarineTraffic.

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