Monday, September 24, 2012
Fishing vessel crashes into large cargo ship, 13 crew missing
Two Japanese coast guard planes were sent to look for 13 missing crew after a 22-man fishing boat crashed into a larger vessel Sunday morning.
The 119-ton Horiei Maru and the 25,047-ton Nikkei Tiger collided off the east coast of Sendai around 2:30 a.m. Sunday. Nine people were rescued, five Japanese and four Indonesian nationals. Twelve of the missing crewmembers are Japanese and one is Indonesian.
The Shiogama Coast Guard said the Horiei Maru might have sunk.
The crew of the cargo ship remained unharmed.
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