Five Myanmar seamen missing in ship sinking in Nagasaki Sea: ME

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Rescue operation is underway in Nagasaki Sea.

In the sinking of a cargo ship off the coast of Nagasaki in southwestern Japan, two out of eight Myanmar nationals lost their lives, one survived and the other five are still missing, according to the Myanmar Embassy in Tokyo on 27 January.
At around 2:30 am on 25 January, a foreign cargo ship named Jin Tian with Myanmar sailors sank in the sea off the coast of Nagasaki in southwestern Japan.
On learning that there are 22 sailors, including eight Myanmar nationals on the ship, the Myanmar Embassy contacted relevant responsible organizations in Tokyo.
Currently, 13 sailors have been found. Among them, three are Myanmar nationals, two have lost their lives and one is alive. The remaining five Myanmar sailors are still missing reportedly so rescue operations are still ongoing.
On 26 January, the Myanmar Embassy contacted the Myanmar sailor who was saved and provided him with the necessary things.
The news of the missing Myanmar sailors is being monitored as well as support needed would be provided for Myanmar sailors who survive. The Myanmar Embassy in Tokyo announced that consular matters are also processed and further information will continue to be updated in a timely manner. — TWA/KZW

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