Saturday, November 18, 2006
Three Chinese crew members of a Cambodian cargo ship were missing after their ship collided with a Japanese fishing vessel, Japan's Coast Guard said. The 1,123-ton Guo Tong cargo ship collided with the 296-ton No.68 Taikei Maru in the Kanmon Straits, between Japan's mainland and its southern island of Kyushu at 8:45 p.m. (1145GMT), the coast guard said in a statement.
The Kanmon StraitsThe cargo ship sank and three of its 10 crew members, all Chinese, were still missing, it said. The coast guard has deployed nine patrol vessels and an airplane to search for the missing crew, according to the coast guard.