Five crew members have been rescued after the cargo ship capsized and efforts are on to rescue 17 others. of Japan The Nagasaki Prefecture, Japan Coast Guard told CNN on Wednesday.
The coast guard said it received a distress signal from the Hong Kong-flagged vessel Jin Tian late Tuesday night as it sailed 110 kilometers (68 miles) west of the Danju Islands in the East China Sea.
The Japan Coast Guard said the crew – 14 Chinese and eight Myanmar nationals – were transferred to lifeboats before rough seas affected their rescue.
It added that the Coast Guard had dispatched two patrol boats to the scene, while three private vessels, including a tanker, which was passing nearby, were involved in the rescue operation.
The coast guard said the vessel was expected to arrive at the South Korean port of Incheon on Wednesday. It left Port Klang, Malaysia, in early December, according to the tracking site. Marine traffic.