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One dead, 25 missing in Japan shipping accidents

One Indian sailor died and 25 people were missing off Japan’s Pacific coast after two ships ran aground in high winds and heavy seas, a Coast Guard official said on Saturday. Nine crew members of a Panamanian-flagged iron ore carrier were missing after being swept off the bow of the 98,600-tonne “Giant Step” late on Friday after the vessel became stranded in high seas near Tokyo after a fire. Seventeen others were rescued although one later died in hospital, the Coast Guard said. The crew consisted of 25 Indians and one Sri Lankan. Full Story

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