Cargo ship Jin Tian capsizes off Japan with 22 people on board


Nine crew members are still missing after the sinking of a freighter from Japan in Nagasaki Prefecture on Wednesday, the Japanese Coast Guard told CNN.

The coastguard said it received a distress signal from the Hong Kong-flagged vessel Jin Tian late Tuesday evening as it sailed 110 kilometers (68 miles) west of the Danjo Islands in the East China Sea with a crew of 22 on board.

The crew – 14 Chinese nationals and eight Myanmar nationals – were said to have been transferred to lifeboats before rough seas affected their rescue, the Japanese Coast Guard said.

Thirteen crew members have been rescued so far – five by nearby commercial vessels, two by Japan Air Self-Defense Force helicopters and six by South Korean maritime police, the guards said. -Japanese ribs.

The coast guard said the Jin Tian was expected to reach the port of Incheon, South Korea, on Wednesday. He left Port Klang in Malaysia in early December, according to the tracking site Marine traffic.

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