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Seafarer dies and Captain missing in Japan tanker sinking

Niigata: One crew member died and the master is missing from a small Japanese chemical tanker that sank on Sunday. The 499 tonne Seiyoh capsized in the Sea of Japan with a crew of five onboard, according to local reports. Four crew members were rescued and taken to a hospital in Niigata, however the chief engineer died from a heart attack. The Japan Coast Guard launched a search for the captain who is missing following the sinking. [10/01/11]

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