Ship's crew missing after collision off Japanese coast
on 24/09/2012 07:50:34
The 119-ton Horiei Maru and the 25,047-ton Nikkei Tiger collided about 900 kilometres east of Sendai early yesterday.
An official at the Shiogama Coast Guard office near Sendai said the smaller vessel may have sunk. Osamu Nishikawa said the coast guard sent two planes to look for survivors.
Nine of the fishing boat's crew were rescued. Five are Japanese and four are Indonesian.
Twelve of the missing are Japanese, and one is Indonesian.