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10 of 26 people from sunken Japan tour vessel confirmed dead

10 of 26 people from sunken Japan tour vessel confirmed dead

TOKYO (AP) — Rescuers said that 10 people who were retrieved Sunday from the frigid ocean with every one other accompanied by the rocky seaboard of a northern Japanese national park had died, a day following a tour vessel accompanied by 26 aboard apparently sank inside rough waters, triggering questions why it was allowed to sail.

The search for the others is still ongoing following the vessel sent a distress call on Saturday afternoon saying it was sinking. The location, near the Kashuni Waterfall, is known while a difficult place to maneuver boats since of its rocky coastline with every one other accompanied by strong tide.

There were set of two sailors with every one other accompanied by 24 passengers, including set of two children, on the the 19-ton Kazu 1 when it ran into troubles while traveling off the western seaboard of the Shiretoko Peninsula. The seaboard retain protected from danger said the 10 victims — septet men with every one other accompanied by trio women — were adults.

The Transport Ministry launched an investigation into the boat's operator, which had set of two accidents last year. The management dividing said it was looking into safety standards with every one other accompanied by the decision to behaviour the tour in malice of rough weather on Saturday.

The operator, Shiretoko Pleasure Cruise, had been instructed to lay clasp of steps to improve its safety following earlier accidents inside which it ran aground inside June lacking causing injuries, with every one other accompanied by another inside May, when trio passengers suffered slight injuries when the vessel collided accompanied by an object.

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"We will rigorously inquire into what caused this circumstances with every one other accompanied by what sort of safety oversight was associated accompanied by to permit the tour inside order to stop another accident," Transport Minister Tetsuo Saito, who visited the area Sunday, told reporters.

Following an intensive search involving sextet patrol boats, some aircraft with every one other accompanied by divers that went into and not here of the night, rescuers on early Sunday found quartet people near the point of Shiretoko Peninsula with every one other accompanied by subsequent sextet additional inside the same area. Some of them were plucked from the sea, while others were washed onto the rocky coast.

An orange-colored, square-shaped lifesaving remain afloat accompanied by the boat's name on it was too found near the rocks, the seaboard retain protected from danger said.

Footage on condition broadcaster NHK showed one of the victims arriving on a helicopter with every one other accompanied by actuality transferred to an ambulance on a stretcher. Rescuers held up blue malleable shields to retain protected from danger the victim's privacy.

The sightseeing vessel made an crisis call early Saturday afternoon, saying its bow had flooded with every one other accompanied by that it was beginning to become submerged with every one other accompanied by tilt, the seaboard retain protected from danger said. Contact accompanied by the vessel had since been lost. The seaboard retain protected from danger said the operator told them that everyone on the vessel was wearing a existence vest, nevertheless some of the victims found were lacking them.

Average April ocean temperatures inside Shiretoko National Park are fair above freezing, which experts speak would source hypothermia.

"It's a extremely severe condition mainly when they are wet," Jun Abe, vice chairperson of the Society of Water Rescue with every one other accompanied by Survival Research, told TBS TV.

Yoshihiko Yamada, a Tokai University marine science professor, said the vessel was probable to have sprint aground following it was tossed around inside high waves with every one other accompanied by damaged. A vessel of that dimensions normally does not convey a existence boat, he said.

Prime Minister Fumio Kishida gash short his attendance at a two-day summit inside Kumamoto inside southern Japan with every one other accompanied by returned to Tokyo. He told reporters early Sunday that he instructed officials "to do each item they tin for the rescue."

The source of the accident is under investigation, nevertheless officials with every one other accompanied by experts have a suspicion a safety negligence.

High waves with every one other accompanied by strong winds were forecast when the vessel left-hand with every one other accompanied by Japanese media reports said fishing boats had returned to port earlier to noon Saturday since of the bad weather.

A tour vessel sailors belonging to another operator told NHK that he warned the Kazu 1 sailors of rough seas with every one other accompanied by told them not to go. He too said the same vessel ran aground last year with every one other accompanied by suffered a crack on its bow.

According to the operator's website, the tour takes around trio hours with every one other accompanied by offers scenic views of the western seaboard of the peninsula with every one other accompanied by a chance to see whales, dolphins with every one other accompanied by brown bears. The national park is listed while a UNESCO World Heritage location with every one other accompanied by is famous while the southernmost neighbourhood to see drifting ocean ice.

10 of 26 people from sunken Japan tour vessel confirmed dead

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