Eight confirmed useless after ship capsizes close to Japan, 9 nonetheless lacking | CNN


Eight individuals who had been aboard a cargo ship that capsized off the coast of Japan earlier this week have died and 9 stay lacking, the Japan Coast Guard mentioned Thursday.

Six of the useless are Chinese language nationals and two are Myanmar nationals, the coast guard mentioned.

The Hong Kong-flagged vessel Jin Tian despatched out a misery sign late on Tuesday evening 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.

All of its crew – 14 Chinese language and eight Myanmar nationals – are thought to have left the Jin Tian in lifeboats, however tough seas hampered rescue efforts.

On Wednesday, the coast guard mentioned 13 crew members had been rescued – 5 by business vessels cruising close by, two by Japan Air Self-Protection Power helicopters and 6 by the South Korean maritime police.

Nevertheless, eight of these rescued had been declared useless after being taken to a hospital in Nagasaki, the coast guard mentioned on Thursday morning

Rescue efforts are persevering with for the 9 lacking crew members, the coast guard mentioned.

The Jin Tian had been heading to the port of Incheon, South Korea, when it received into hassle. It had left Malaysia’s Port Klang in early December, in response to monitoring web site MarineTraffic.