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2 lacking after cargo ship capsizes off western Japan

TOKYO, Aug. 25 (Xinhua) — A cargo ship capsized in waters off the coast of Wakayama Prefecture, western Japan, late Thursday night time, after apparently colliding with one other freighter, leaving two crew members lacking, native media reported Friday.

A Liberian-registered cargo ship made an emergency name at round 11:40 p.m. native time, reporting that it had collided with a Japanese cargo vessel Izumi Maru within the Kii Channel off the prefecture, Kyodo News reported, citing the nation’s coast guard.

The Izumi Maru capsized, with three of the 5 crew members of the 499-ton cargo vessel rescued, whereas two others are lacking, the report mentioned.

The Japan coast guard rescuers are looking for the remaining two, it added.

There are not any experiences of accidents to the crew of the Liberian-flagged ship.