Sunday, April 13, 2008 -
Ship Collision Off Kyushu Island Leaves 3 Chinese Dead, 13 Missing.
A collision between two Chinese vessels has left three people dead and 13 others missing,
said reports from the southern port city of Kagoshima on Japan's Kyushu island.
Freighter Shinyo Sawako, a vessel from China's Hong Kong Special Administration Region,
and the fishing boat Lurongyu 2177 from the Chinese mainland
collided on the waters some 350 km south of Takarajima Island,
part of the Tokara chain of islands south of Kyushu, citing the Japan Coast Guard.
The fishing boat sank immediately after the crash,
only two of its 18 crew members have been rescued