" The fishing boat sailed to waters near Oki islands of Shimane prefecture to take refuge from storms in its planned fishing area, according to local media."
Tokyo, Dec 18 - At least two people went missing after a Chinese fishing boat hit rocks and was grounded near Japan's Shimane prefecture Thursday, Xinhua reported.

The Japan Coast Guard received report at around 4:30 am local time Thursday that a 255-ton Chinese fishing boat (JINHAI 805) was grounded near Shimane prefecture.

Two people went missing while 23 have been rescued, said an official of consulate-general of China in Osaka Thursday.

Twenty three out of a total of 25 crew members aboard the ship have been rescued while two are still missing.

The fishing boat sailed to waters near Oki islands of Shimane prefecture to take refuge from storms in its planned fishing area, according to local media.

The Consulate-General of China in Osaka has sent diplomats to the scene to deal with the incident.


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