Coal laden ship sinks in the East Sea, the crew rescued
Cambodia flagged M/V Tong Yuan Hai with coal cargo sank in the East Sea / Sea of Japan in the area of responsibility of Japan, IAA PortNews reports citing the State Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre of the Ministry of Transport of Russia.
The crew members, including 8 and 6 nationals of China and Vietnam have been rescued.
The ship left the port of Nakhodka on March 8 loaded with 4561 tonnes of coal. Upon request, the Japan Coast Guard in agreement with the shipowner the M/V Gennady Vodolazkyy that happened to be nearby was dispatched to the site.