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1 Chinese Crew Member Dead, 8 Missing after Ship Collision near Miura port, Japan

Italy ship agroundA Panama registered ship sank after colliding with a South Korean cargo vessel near Kanagawa Japan, resulting in the death of 1 Chinese crew member.

According to initial reports, the accident happened on March 18, 2014 near Miura port, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. There were 20 Chinese crew members on the Panama- registered ship, of which 11 were rescued. One was confirmed dead while eight are still missing.

All fourteen crew members of the South Korean ship remained safe.