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(Update 2) 60 Saved after N. Korea Fishing Boat Collision with Japan Vessel

(Update 2) 60 Saved after N. Korea Fishing Boat Collision with Japan Vessel

   Tokyo, Oct. 7 (Jiji Press)--A North Korean fishing boat collided with a Japanese Fisheries Agency patrol vessel off the Noto Peninsula in Ishikawa Prefecture, central Japan, on Monday, leaving North Korean crew members in the sea, Japanese authorities said.
   About 60 people have been rescued, and their lives are not in danger, according to the Japan Coast Guard.
   After the collision occurred in Japan's exclusive economic zone in the Sea of Japan around 9:05 a.m. (12:05 a.m. GMT), the North Korean ship sank around 9:25 a.m., the JCG said.
   The JCG dispatched a patrol boat to the collision site, for rescue activities with the Fishery Agency patrol vessel.
   The collision occurred at a point some 350 kilometers northwest of the peninsula, according to the 9th Regional Coast Guard Headquarters. The site is close to Yamatotai, a fertile fishing area for squid and crabs.

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