Tanker with chemicals turned over coast of Japan

The chemical tanker, which was walking under the flag of South Korea, rolled over the coast of the Japanese Prefecture of Yamaguti, the search for five crew members.

According to the state television of the NHK, from the side of the Keyoon Sun vessel, which was anchored off the coast of the city of Simosonoka, the distress signal was received.

The news of the South Korean agency Yonhap says that the tanker anchored off the coast of the island of Mutsura due to strong winds and high waves.

It is reported that at the time of the incident there were 11 crew members: 8 Indonesians, 2 South Korean and 1 China, 6 of them were saved.

According to the Kyodo news agency, the search for five more crew members continues, aviation and patrol boats are involved in search and rescue activities. According to Japan’s coast guard, a tanker is 68.8 meters long and 10.6 meters wide transported 980 tons of acrylic acid.