Two Vietnamese sailors were on board the Panama-flagged cargo ship which sank late October 12 in Tokyo Bay off Japan where it was anchored as Typhoon Hagibis approached, according to the Japan Coast Guard (JCG).
|Typhoon Hagibis strikes Japan on late October 12, claiming at least 25 lives and leaving 15 others unaccounted. (Photo: stuff.co.nz)|
The JCG said the vessel’s tracking signal was lost around 9:40pm (local time).
The two Vietnamese nationals were among the 12-member crew of the 1,925-tonne ship. Ten others included three Myanmar and seven Chinese.
The accident killed one sailor and six remain missing. Four others were rescued by the JCG on October 13 morning, it said.
The fate of the Vietnamese sailors remain unknown.
Typhoon Hagibis struck Japan on late October 12, claiming at least 25 lives and leaving 15 others unaccounted, according to Kyodo News. VNA