• Kyodo


A fishing boat with four crew members has vanished off Ishigaki Island in Okinawa Prefecture and the Japan Coast Guard has dispatched a patrol boat to find it.

The 7-ton Hiro Maru’s crew last contacted a port official on Ishigaki Island at around 4:30 p.m. Saturday, saying it would dock in about an hour, the Ishigaki Coast Guard Office said Sunday.

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