October 7, 2019 / 4:30 AM / 2 months ago

Japan Coast Guard: more than 10 crew from North Korean ship rescued

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan’s Coast Guard said on Monday more than 10 crew members of the North Korean fishing vessel involved in an accident with a Japanese patrol boat were rescued.

The Coast Guard earlier said about 20 of the North Korean ship’s crew were adrift in the Sea of Japan following the accident, which happened 350 km (217 miles) northwest of Noto peninsula, central Japan, at around 9:10 a.m. (0010 GMT).

Reporting by Kiyoshi Takenaka; Editing by Shri Navaratnam

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