Seoul: A cargo ship that sank early Wednesday in the sea between South Korea and Japan has rescued five crew members while the search for 17 others is on. South Korean officials gave this information. A coast guard on the South Korean island of Jeju said five crew members were rescued by people on other ships after the 6,551-tonne Jin Tian ship capsized.
He told that the Hong Kong flag was flying on the ship. Of the crew members on board, 14 are Chinese and eight are Myanmarese.
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The captain of the boat last contacted the Coast Guard at 2.41 am on Tuesday and informed that the crew members were leaving the boat. A high wind warning has been issued at the scene where Japanese coast guard ships and aircraft are searching for survivors along with nearby commercial vessels. (agency)