Dozen dead after Chinese boat, HK tanker collide

2017-10-06 16:49

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Tokyo - The Japanese coastguard said on Friday it had discovered a dozen bodies inside a Chinese fishing boat that capsized after a collision with a Hong Kong oil tanker off Japan's western coast the previous day.

"Our divers found all the bodies of the missing 12 crew members inside the ship," a coastguard official told AFP.

Thursday's collision occurred 400km north of the Oki Islands in the Sea of Japan, also known as the East Sea.

The Chinese vessel, the 290-ton "Lurong Yuanyu 378", had 16 crew members in total. Four have already been rescued.

The Hong Kong-flagged ship was identified as "Brightoil Lucky", a 63 294-ton tanker carrying 21 crew members.

The tanker's crew were believed to be safe.

Japan had deployed three patrol boats to search for the missing crew, after responding to a plea for help from their Chinese counterparts.

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