A #HongKong registered cargo ship with 22 crew members sank in the sea between #SouthKorea and #Japan early Wednesday morning. 5 sailors have been rescued and #SouthKorean & #Japanese coast guards are still searching for the missing. Bad weather is hampering rescue efforts. pic.twitter.com/7xKWuawe0t
— Media Warrior (@MediaWarriorY) January 25, 2023
The Hong Kong-flagged general cargo ship “Jin Tian” sank between South Korea and Japan on January 25, and there are fears that up to 8 crew might have died in the incident.
pon being notified of the incident, South Korean and Japanese coast guard vessels and aircraft, along with two commercial ships have been searching the area south of Jeju Island.
As a result, they managed to rescue 14 crewmembers after a distress call was sent out with the ship abandoned.
However, information reports that 9 of the 14 rescued were unconscious.
What is more, Japan has asked nearby ships to assist relevant authorities in the search and rescue operation.
The ship was carrying lumber from Papua New Guinea to South Korea.