Taiwanese fv CHIN CHUN on fire after collision east of Honshu

At 0840 Tokyo time Oct 26 Japan Coast Guard received distress signal from Taiwanese fishing vessel CHIN CHUN, reporting fire on board after collision with another unspecified vessel, understood it was cargo vessel. Collision took place some 280 nm east of Miyako, Iwate Prefecture, Honshu island, in the Pacific. Understood 52 crew is trying to extinguish fire, no information on injured or damages, or scale of fire yet.

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