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Chinese boxship rescued off Japan

Shanghai: According to local reports, a Chinese containership ran into trouble when it lost power yesterday afternoon while navigating near Kanmon Kaikyo in Japan.

The vessel sent out recue signals, and the local maritime safety authority responded sending five rescue vessels and stabilized the Chinese vessel. All the 21 crewmembers on board were rescued.

The vessel left Shanghai on November 23 and was on its way to Kitakyushu port in Japan. [28/11/14]

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