Asia Briefs: 13 die after boat collides with oil tanker

13 die after boat collides with oil tanker

BEIJING • Thirteen Chinese fishermen died after their boat collided with a Hong Kong oil tanker in international waters off Japan, state media Xinhua reported yesterday, citing sources at China's consulate in Osaka.

Three people were found alive after Thursday's collision. The two vessels collided 400km north of the Oki Islands in the Sea of Japan, also known as the East Sea.


Objects falling from jets may cost airlines

TOKYO • The Japanese government is likely to launch a system of compensation payments for damage caused by objects falling from airplanes at Tokyo's Haneda Airport. A total of 437 cases of plane parts falling from the sky were confirmed from April 2009 through October last year, according to an official survey.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 07, 2017, with the headline 'Asia Briefs'. Print Edition | Subscribe