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11 Indian crew members missing after vessel sinks off

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Eleven Indian crew members went missing today after their cargo ship sank in the Pacific off the Philippines, prompting Indian missions in the Philippines, and to launch a search for them.

External affairs ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said these missions were regularly monitoring the situation.

"Fifteen Indians rescued, search on for missing 11 following sinking of a ship off Okinawa. Our Missions in Japan, and on the job," he tweeted.

He also said the names of the rescued Indians as received from Japanese officials.

According to a statement from the Japanese coastguard, the 33,205-tonne Emerald Star with 26 Indian nationals on board sent a distress signal early today as the Hong Kong- registered vessel was sailing some 280 kilometres east of the northern tip of the

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First Published: Fri, October 13 2017. 20:57 IST