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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

1 dead, 1 missing, after cargo ship strikes 2 fishing boats

A Taiwan container ship struck two Japanese fishing boats in Osaka Bay yesterday, killing one fisherman, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Another crewmember of one of the fishing boat remains missing.

The 21 crewmembers aboard the container carrier, operated by Wan Hai Lines, were safe, said Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesman Steve Hsia.

Hsia said both fishing boats sank, and that the cause of the collision was being investigated.

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