• Kyodo


A tour boat with 24 passengers, including two children, and two crew members on board went missing Saturday while on a tour around the scenic Shiretoko Peninsula on Hokkaido, the Japan Coast Guard said.

The boat Kazu I reported to the coast guard it was taking on water around 1:15 p.m., and then told its operator that it was tilting 30 degrees around 3 p.m. before losing contact, the coast guard said.

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