Chinese fishing vessel on fire in East China sea, 1 missing

Fire erupted on fishing vessel ZHETAIYULENG32890 stern on Dec 23, some 100 nm west of Japanese Kagoshima Prefecture islands, East China sea. Japanese Coast Guard coordinated rescue operation, alerting all ships in the vicinity. 31 crew were rescued, 1 went missing.
Fishing vessel ZHETAIYULENG32890, MMSI 412414468, length 68 meters, flag China.



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