The Japanese fishing vessel, carrying 18 people on board, is suffering a disaster in the Pacific Ocean east of the coast of Japan. This was announced on Wednesday by the NHK television channel.
According to his information, a vessel engaged in fishing approximately 850 km from the Japanese prefecture of Miyagi began to sink. Information about the condition of the fishermen and the causes of the accident is not given.
Two ships and three helicopters from the Japanese coast guard were sent to the scene.
It is noted that in the disaster area, bad weather conditions, which may hamper the search and rescue operation.
Source: Maritime News of Russia