Cargo ship sinks off Okinawa: 15 out of 26 Indians rescued, confirms MEA
Fifteen out of the 26 Indian crew aboard a ship that sank some 600 km south of Ishigaki island of Okinawa Prefecture, Japan, on Friday have been rescued.
The Ministry of External Affairs said that the search for rest of the 11 Indians was underway. Indian missions in China, Japan and Philippines are monitoring the situation.
15 Indians rescued, search on for missing 11 following sinking of a ship off Okinawa. Our Missions in Japan, Philippines & China on the job.— Raveesh Kumar (@MEAIndia) October 13, 2017
The Ministry also released a list of 15 Indians rescued by other vessels in the region.
List of 15 rescued Indians as received from Japanese officials. Search on for missing 11. Our Missions regularly monitoring the situation. pic.twitter.com/0CKalemnie— Raveesh Kumar (@MEAIndia) October 13, 2017
Japan's coast guard earlier received a distress call by Hong Kong-registered vessel Emerald Star. The rescue efforts were reportedly hampered by a typhoon in the region.