Three Dead after Freighter Sinks off Japan

Three Dead after Freighter Sinks off Japan

Three crew members died after the Cambodia-flagged 1,915 dwt freighter Ming Guang sank Friday in the Sea of Japan off Aomori Prefecture, The Japan Times reports.

The Japanese Coast Guard managed to retrieve all 10 crew members by helicopter and a patrol boat, but three died after being taken to a hospital in Hakodate, Hokkaido.

The crew consisted of seven Chinese, a Myanmar national, and two Bangladeshis, the ship’s captain and chief engineer. The vessel was carrying scrap metals to South Korea from Hakodate.

The Daily Star reports that the Bangladeshi captain and chief engineer had little knowledge of navigation and vessels, and failed to provide any valid documents after the rescue.

World Maritime News Staff

 

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