Monday, October 22, 2012
Japan coast guard rescues 64 Chinese crewmembers from cargo vessel
Crewmembers of the 12,703-ton cargo ship Ming Yang, were rescued after the ship caught fire near Okinawa. The Japanese Coast Guard recovered the entire 64-member Chinese crew in good condition. Three men had minor injuries.
On Saturday night the Japan Coastguard converged on the scene, which was about 150 km southeast of Okinawa Island.
For more of the Japan Times story: japantimes.co.jp
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