2 critical after fishing boat collides with Japanese navy vessel
TOKYO (AFP) - Two people were critically ill on Wednesday after their fishing boat collided with a Japanese naval vessel in waters between two of the country’s main islands, officials said.
Television footage showed the upturned hull of a small fishing boat in the Seto Inland Sea off Hiroshima after what the coastguard said was a collision at around 8:00 am (7:00 am Singapore time) with the 8,900-ton Osumi, a naval transport ship.
All four people aboard the fishing boat were pulled from the water.
A coastguard spokesman said two of them were conscious, but the other two – including the captain – were in cardio-respiratory arrest. The term is usually used by first responders of people who have died but have not yet been certified by a doctor.