Ship capsizes off southern Japan, 12 missing

Other News Materials 14 April 2009 07:29 (UTC +04:00)

A 135-ton ship capsized Tuesday in the waters off Nagasaki Prefecture, leaving 12 fishermen missing, Xinhua reported, referring to the local media.

A total of 22 people were on board when Daiei Maru No. 11 overturned at around 8:00 a.m. local time (2300 GMT), but only 10 of them were rescued by fishing boats operating nearby, according to the coast guard.

Local police and firefighters said that the rescued were not seriously injured and could walk by themselves while 12 people remained unaccounted for.