Cargo ship sinks off Okinawa: 15 out of 26 Indians rescued, confirms MEA

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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.

MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar (Image courtesy – ANI/Twitter)

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.

The Ministry also released a list of 15 Indians rescued by other vessels in the region.

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.

OneIndia News

Story first published: Friday, October 13, 2017, 19:39 [IST]

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