#AceWorldNews – JAPAN (Tokyo) – June 27 – Japan’s Coast Guard said on Friday it has sent a plane and patrol ship after a Chinese fishing boat sank some 120km north of a group of disputed islets.
They are controlled by Japan, but claimed also by China.
Five of the crew were rescued while the other five remained missing, Reuters quoted a Coast Guard official as saying.
(Trust) – The People’s Daily, the official newspaper of China’s ruling Communist Party, said on its microblog that the trawler Minxiayu 01003 had taken on water while it was fishing and sunk.
A nearby Chinese naval ship went to the scene and rescued five sailors while another navy ship is helping to look for five who are still missing, it added.