Chinese Cargo Ship Catches Fire, 64 Crew Members Rescued by Japan Coast Guard
Xinhua.net, Tokyo October 21st report (Reporter Guo Yina). Officials of China’s embassy in Japan said on the 21st that a Chinese cargo ship on the night of the 20th caught on fire in the waters near Okinawa, with the ship’s 64 crew members already having been rescued. According to reports, as this Chinese ship was sailing in the waters near Okinawa, the rear of the ship caught fire. The headquarters of the Japan Coast Guard District 11 immediately launched a rescue after receiving the report. In the early morning of the 21st, all 64 crew members were rescued, with 3 of them having minor injuries. After China’s consulate general in Fukuoka received the report from the Japanese in the early hours of the 21st, it immediately started emergency response protocols, maintaining close communications with Japanese officials, and requested Japan’s full assistance in rescuing the wounded. At present, China’s consulate general is actively coordinating with Japanese officials to send all crew members back as soon as possible. Photo [above] is of the Chinese cargo ship on fire in the seas around Okinawa.
Location of the incident.
Television news report.
Photos taken by Japan’s Coast Guard of the Chinese cargo ship on fire.
Comments from QQ:
Even in times of war there should be humanitarian aid. If it were China, China would also do the same.
Where did this cargo ship set out from and where was it going? Why did it sail through the waters off Okinawa, so close to the Diaoyu Islands [aka Senkaku Islands]? Why did it happen to catch on fire at that precise area? Why did the Japanese rescue team arrive so swiftly? Why was there also another report in today’s news: Chinese 1,500 People Tour Group Arrives in Japan to Warm Welcome? Could all of this be a coincidence? Or is it to suppress the ordinary common people’s anger over losing the Diaoyu Islands? If the islands are lost, then they’re lost, the people are not stupid.
What the hell? The upper levels of government are once again plotting and scheming, playing political tricks. Many years in the future, there will definitely be a secret document leaked that will explain the mystery here!!! You people [government officials] keep it up, nowadays the people are even smarter than Einstein!! And you still try to trick us!!! Fuck.
The media once again begins softening the people’s hatred toward Japan. I reckon the editor of this news is Japanese.
A cargo ship, 64 crew members? Usually a cargo ship’s crew members won’t exceed 30 people. Those below [to comment], please give a reasonable explanation.
Just a political trick, to slowly soften China’s anti-Japanese sentiments.
腾讯网友 Kevin Shen:
I’d rather jump into the sea and drown than be saved by Japanese people.
腾讯网友 秋末时光╮丢: (responding to above)
Are you a 2B? No need to further explain.
Manufacturing fake news, to ease tensions?
I’d rather burn to death than be saved by Japanese people.
腾讯网友 雨前春: (responding to above)
What a pity you weren’t on that ship!
Comments from iFeng:
I trust that if the same thing happens to a Japanese ship in China, we too would rescue them. Even though Diaoyu Island tensions are high… it’s necessary humanitarianism.
It’s because of international practice/convention, not because they are so noble. And, may the traitors who traveled to Japan get lost during the trip and all die.
If a Japanese ship in Chinese waters were to be in distress, China would also lend a hand, this is international common practice.
People should learn to be grateful, there are many Chinese people who would not save our own compatriots.
If it was China’s patriots, they’d definitely add insult to injury.
Bridges are bridges, paths are paths. Protests are protests, what should be thanked should be thanked.
Thanks to the Japanese people! Despise the Japanese right-wing politicians!
Thanks to our Japanese friends’ chivalrous act!
What’s right is right, what’s wrong is wrong. In this matter, Japanese people did the right thing, and what we should be thankful for we should be thankful. Otherwise we’ll leave a bad impression upon the people of the world.
It should be that the inhabitants of the the Ryukyu Kingdom rescued the Chinese cargo ship, and not the Japanese people. Ryukyu was originally a tributary state of China, and was merged into Okinawa after Japan invaded and took it over.
It was the Japanese who intentionally started the fire and then pretended to rescue them. It’s a dirty trick the Japanese often use, staged for the kind-hearted people of the world to see. Shameless Japanese!
What kind of ship is this that it has 64 crew members?
Okay, Japan can still be considered to have humanity. I hope the dispute doesn’t affect our exchanges in other areas.
What do you think? Is it what it appears to be or is it something suspicious? Are some people’s suspicions justified?