• Kyodo


A freighter rescued 12 Filipino sailors drifting in life rafts Friday off Okinawa, but four crew members remain missing after their Panamanian-registered cargo ship capsized, the Japan Coast Guard said.

The coast guard said the 4,252-ton Pendola, carrying 16 crew members, was found capsized at around 5:40 a.m. Friday in the Pacific Ocean about 140 km northeast of Kitadaito Island in the Daito island chain east of the main island of Okinawa.

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