Search continues for 10 fishermen

NAGASAKI — Maritime Safety Agency officials said on Jan. 15 that they have found no sign of 10 people who are missing from a Japanese fishing boat that capsized after colliding with a Panamanian-registered freighter Jan. 13 off South Korea’s Cheju Island.The MSA dispatched cruisers and helicopters to search the area, centering on the point where the No. 18 Choun Maru capsized. South Korean and Chinese patrol boats also joined the search, officials said. About 50 relatives of the 10 fishermen waited for word of the search at the office of the fishery company to which the fishermen belong in Asahi, Nagasaki Prefecture, the home port of the fishing boat.