Boston.com tells us:
Two cargo ships collided off the coast of a central Japanese island Tuesday, leaving 16 South Korean and Indonesian crew members missing, Japan’s coast guard said.
The coast guard dispatched five ships and three helicopters to search for the 16 crew — seven South Koreans and nine Indonesians. They were on board the South Korean-registered cargo ship, which collided with the Panama-registered cargo vessel M/V Cygnus Ace in the waters off Izu Oshima, a small island about 120 kilometers (74 miles) south of Tokyo.
“We are continuing search and rescue operations, but the 16 crew members remain missing,” said coast guard spokesman Hidefumi Onoue. He said the 4,255-ton South Korean ship was also missing, and that it might have sunk.