Friday , 22 February 2019
Home / World / North Koreans rescued as Chong Gen sinks off Japan

North Koreans rescued as Chong Gen sinks off Japan

Friday, 13 January 2017

TOKYO: Japan rescued 26 North Koreans after they abandoned their sinking cargo vessel in the East China Sea, the coast guard said.

Japan Coast Guard patrol boats plucked the ship’s entire crew out of the water in the early hours of the morning after they had abandoned the vessel and taken to life boats.

A distress signal was received on Wednesday from the 6,558-tonne Chong Gen which began sinking about 60km southwest of Fukue island in Nagasaki prefecture.

The ship finally sank before dawn some 27km from the island.

The coast guard cited the crew as saying the ship was transporting rice from North Korea’s port of Nampo on its west coast to the east coast city of Wonsan.

That route entails travelling around the southern end of the Korean peninsula.

Source by: Internet

Check Also

Japan to dispatch largest warship to South China Sea

Tuesday, 14 March 2017   TOKYO: Japan plans to dispatch its largest warship on a …

U.S. is with Japan ‘100%’ after North Korea missiles

Tuesday, 7 March 2017   TOKYO: U.S. President Donald Trump told Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo …

Leave a Reply

WooCommerce Themes Free
X