The cargo ship Jin Tian capsizes off the coast of Japan with 22 on board


Tokyo
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9 crew members are lacking after a cargo ship capsizes Japan’s Nagasaki Prefecture on Wednesday, Japan’s coast guard informed CNN.

The Coast Guard mentioned it acquired a misery sign from the Hong Kong-flagged vessel Jin Tian late Tuesday evening because it was cruising 110 kilometers (68 miles) west of the Danjo Islands within the East China Sea with a crew of twenty-two on board.

The crew — 14 Chinese language and eight Myanmar nationals — had been mentioned to have been transferred to lifeboats earlier than tough seas affected their rescue, the Japan Coast Guard mentioned.

13 crew members have been rescued to this point – 5 by service provider ships cruising close by, two by Japan Air Self-Protection Power helicopters and 6 by the South Korean Maritime Police, the Japan Coast Guard mentioned.

The Coast Guard mentioned the Jin Tian was scheduled to achieve Incheon Port in South Korea on Wednesday. In response to the monitoring web site, it left Malaysia’s Port Klang in early December maritime transport.