The crew of a South Korean fishing boat were rescued Wednesday morning after their boat sank in the Sea of Japan off Shimane Prefecture, Japan Coast Guard officials said.

The coast guard dispatched two patrol boats and two helicopters to the site where the 69-ton 27 Nam Young, with 10 South Korean crew members aboard, sank around 9:50 a.m., some 21 km north of the cape of Nagaohana in Hirata, they said.

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