On Wednesday afternoon, the Japan Coast Guard came to the rescue of a ship off the coast of the southwestern prefecture of Nagasaki that had caught fire. 12 crew members were saved from the Cambodian-registered ship, including 10 sailors who were Chinese nationals. I wonder this act is one of the “correct actions” or “right choices” the Beijing government keeps referring Japan to make in order to prevent further consequences over the territorial dispute.
The 2,327-ton freighter ship “Dong He” is said to have caught fire around 9:30 AM local time. It’s not clear how the accident started, but officials from the Japan Coast Guard said the ship was in waters approximately 120 kilometers (74.5 miles) off the shore of Sasebo City, Nagasaki Prefecture. After the distress call was received, a coast guard patrol plane found the freighter and several patrol ships were dispatched to help.
12 crew members were rescued just before noon, with 10 being Chinese, and the other two from Indonesia and Myanmar. A spokes man for the Japan Coast Guard says that everyone is now safe, and there were no injuries sustained during the rescue. The cargo ship had departed from the port in Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture, and was on its way to Haimen Port in China.
[via Global Times]
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