Indian crew go missing after ship sinks off Japan

15 Indians rescued search on for 11 after ship sinks off Japan island External Affairs Ministry

15 Indians rescued search on for 11 after ship sinks off Japan island External Affairs Ministry

Eleven Indian crew members were missing on Friday after their cargo ship sank in the Pacific off the Philippines as a typhoon churned in the region, Japan's coastguard said. Our Missions in Japan, Philippines and China on the job, ” he tweeted. Reports said that at 15 out of 26 Indian sailors aboard were rescued.

The information regarding the ship and the location of its sinking was reported by news agency IANS, which quoted the Chinese consulate general in Tokyo, the Japanese Coast Guard and Chinese news service Xinhua.

Japan's 11th Regional Coast Guard Headquarters based in Naha, Okinawa, said earlier that it received an emergency call from the 33,205-tonne Emerald Star around 2 a.m. local time (1700 GMT Thursday) Friday.

"We have dispatched two patrol boats and three planes to the site but a typhoon has made a rescue hard", the spokesman added.

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