Kitakyushu, Fukuoka Pref. – A cargo ship with 22 people aboard has sunk off Nagasaki Prefecture, with four Chinese crew members rescued, following a distress call issued by the vessel issued late Tuesday, the coast guard said.
The Japan Coast Guard is searching for the remaining 18 crew members of the Hong Kong-registered vessel, hoping they may be adrift on lifeboats.
The 6,551-ton Jintan made the distress call around 11:15 p.m. from about 110 kilometers west of the Danjo Islands. It was carrying 22 crew members — 14 Chinese nationals and eight Myanmar nationals.
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