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Yonhap: Hong Kong cargo ship sunk off Danjo Island, Japan, crew sought

TOKYO/SEUL, January 25 — RIA Novosti. In the East China Sea, near Danjo Island in Nagasaki province, Japan, a Hong Kong-registered cargo ship carrying 22 people sank, 4 people were rescued. NHK He’s talking about the Japanese Coast Guard.

According to the South Korean agency YonhapTwo of those on board were evacuated, 20 more missing.

According to the Japanese TV channel, the distress signal was received around 23:00 (17:00 Moscow time) on Tuesday. A crew of 14 Chinese and eight Myanmar nationals were on board. The crew reported that the hull of the ship was tilted and flooded. According to Yonhap, the ship Jin Tian, ​​carrying lumber with 22 crew members, sank 148 kilometers southeast of Seogwipo city on the South Korean island of Jeju.

According to the information received from the South Korean Coast Guard, the search and rescue operation is carried out together with our colleagues from Japan.

Three ships are in the disaster area Wednesday morning. According to an eyewitness, the crew, in distress, managed to board the lifeboats shortly before the ship sank, as noted by NHK. However, it is still not known for certain whether everyone managed to escape. The location of the boats has not yet been determined.

The Japanese television channel is reliably known, according to the latest information, that four Chinese citizens were rescued, taken to other ships.

Source: Ria

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