Sinking Cargo Ship Abandoned in Sea of Japan

A search and rescue is underway in the Sea of Japan following a distress call from a Cambodian-flagged cargo ship. Reports say that a distress call was received Wednesday morning from MV Tong Yuan Hai located approximately 280 kilometers off Japan's Ishikawa prefecture after the ship developed a list and was in danger of sinking. All 14 crewmembers have been rescued from … [Read more...]

Nine Missing After Chinese Ship Sinks Off Japan -Reports

A search is underway for nine missing crewmembers from a Chinese-flagged ship which sank Tuesday in the Sea of Japan, according to reports. Nine people are believed missing after the MV Lurongyu 2859 sank off the coast of Shimane prefecture in western Japan, the Associated Press reports. Five are believed to have been rescued. At least one Japanese coast guard patrol … [Read more...]