Nine Chinese missing after cargo ships collide off Japan
Published on Mar 18, 2014 7:57 AM
TOKYO (AFP) - Nine Chinese crew members were missing after two cargo chips collided at the mouth of Tokyo Bay early Tuesday, Japan's coastguard said.
The Panamanian-flagged Beagle III, a 12,630-tonne container vessel, sank after colliding with the South Korean-registered Pagasus Prime in the Uraga waterway.
The accident happened at about 3:10 am (2 am Singapore time).
"Twenty crew members, all Chinese, were on board the Beagle, of whom 11 have been rescued," a coastguard official said.
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