Japan trip boat disappears with 26 on board after captain’s mayday call

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    The Kazu 1 has actually not been spoken with considering that informing the coastguard it was having a hard time to survive (Picture: EPA/AP)

    A trip boat has actually disappeared off the coast of Japan carrying 26 individuals.

    The vessel has actually been missing out on for more than 7 hours, according to the coastguard.

    The Kazu 1 released a distress signal and alerted it was handling water prior to all trace was lost.

    A rescue operation is under method to find any survivors from the 24 travelers and 2 team members.

    The ship’s captain had earlier informed the coastguard over the radio that the ship’s bow had actually flooded.

    They alerted the ship was starting to tilt and sink off the western coast of the nation.

    It was cruising in waters around the Shiretoko Peninsula on the northern island of Kokkaido at the time.

    This photo shows Shiretoko Peninsula in the northern island of Hokkaido on Sept. 25, 2021. A tour boat with 26 people aboard was missing in rough waters off northern Japan on Saturday, April 23, 2022 after issuing a distress call and reporting to be sinking, the coast guard said. (Kyodo News via AP)

    There were reports of bad weather condition and high waves off the coast of Shiretoko Peninsula prior to the boat disappeared (Picture: AP/Kyodo News)

    High waves and strong winds were observed in the location around 12 pm, according to a regional fisheries co-operative.

    Japanese media reports stated fishing boats went back to port prior to twelve noon since of the bad weather condition.

    The NHK public broadcaster stated there was a caution for high waves of approximately 9 feet high.

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