The Jin Tian, a Hong Kong-flagged cargo ship carrying 22 people (14 Chinese and 8 Burmese) sank while 110 kilometers west of the Dango Islands.
According to a preliminary assessment, 9 crew members were declared missing after the cargo ship Jin Tian capsized at sea On the morning of Wednesday, January 25, off the coast of Nagasaki, as confirmed by the Japanese Coast Guard.
Bad weather at sea and ship capsizing
there The Japanese Coast Guard said they had received a distress signal By a Hong Kong-flagged vessel late Tuesday night as it was sailing 110 kilometers (68 miles) west of the Dango Islands in the East China Sea with 22 crew on board.
According to CNN reports, the crew – 14 Chinese and eight Myanmar – Allegedly tried to get him on board the lifeboats. However, strong winds and rough seas will complicate operations.
Thirteen people were saved
at the moment, Thirteen crew members were rescuedThe Japanese Coast Guard confirmed that five of the merchant ships sailing nearby, two of the helicopters of the Japan Air Self-Defense Force and six of the South Korean Maritime Police.
The coast guard explained that the ship was supposed to arrive Incheon Port, South KoreaWednesday.
The freighter left Port Klang in Malaysia in early DecemberAs monitored by MarineTraffic.
There are currently 9 people missing from the crew
which raised the alarm
Currently, patrol boats and coast guard aircraft They are searching for the remaining nine crew membersHowever, searches are hampered by high winds and rough seas.
As La Repubblica explains, according to officials Jeju Island Coast Guardlast contact dated back to 2.41, five minutes before sinking.
the The ship’s captain He was using a satellite phone to tell South Korean coast guard officers that he and his crew were to abandon ship. Then the communications stopped.
This is not the first time that a ship has sunk in the South and East China Seas. last july, An industrial support ship sank in the South China Sea Because of the typhoon: only 3 crew members were rescued.
Then there is the unknown North Korea. At the end of December 2022, from Pyongyang Ballistic missiles continued to be fired towards the Sea of Japan: With both parties last December 17, 35 missiles flew over Japanese territory in 2022 alone.
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