1 missing, another hurt in ship collision off Hokkaido peninsula

One person went missing and another suffered injuries Saturday after their leisure fishing boat collided with a fishing boat in waters off the Shiretoko Peninsula in northeastern Hokkaido, the Japan Coast Guard said.

1 missing, another hurt in ship collision off Hokkaido peninsula
The collision between the leisure fishing boat Kiku Maru No. 2 and the salmon boat Mutsu Maru No. 21 occurred at around 10:30 a.m. in the sea about 2 kilometers off the peninsula's Rusha River in the town of Shari, the coast guard said.

One of the nine people aboard the leisure fishing boat was thrown overboard and went missing and another was injured and later taken to hospital, the coast guard said, adding the remaining seven were rescued by nearby ships. The salmon boat had a crew of six.


(AP) - (Kyodo)
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