On the morning of the 21st, there was a report that a fishing boat was on fire in the Pacific Ocean off Tanegashima, Kagoshima Prefecture, and three of the eight crew members, including two Japanese, were rescued by a nearby boat.

The details of the situation of the remaining five people are unknown, and the Japan Coast Guard is searching by sending out aircraft and patrol boats.

According to the 10th Regional Coast Guard Headquarters, at around 7:20 am on the 21st, a container ship sailing in the vicinity reported that "a ship is on fire" about 185 km southeast of Tanegashima, Kagoshima Prefecture. had.



The fire broke out on the tuna longline fishing boat "51st Yujinmaru" in Kochi Prefecture, with two Japanese and six Indonesians on board, for a total of eight people.



Three of them are said to have been rescued by a tanker sailing nearby, but it is not known in detail whether they are injured or not.



The situation of the remaining five people is still unknown, and the Japan Coast Guard is searching for three aircraft and four patrol vessels.



This fishing boat belongs to the Susaki Town Fisheries Cooperative Association in Susaki City, Kochi Prefecture.

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