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


9 crew members stay lacking after a cargo ship capsized off Japan’s Nagasaki prefecture on Wednesday, the Japan Coast Guard advised 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 language and eight Myanmar nationals – are believed to have been transferred to lifeboats earlier than tough seas impacted their rescue, the Japan Coast Guard mentioned.

13 crew members have been rescued to this point – 5 by business vessels 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 had been anticipated to achieve the port of Incheon, South Korea, on Wednesday. It left Malaysia’s Port Klang in early December, in accordance with monitoring website MarineTraffic.