Cruise ship with 26 people on board disappears in Japanese waters

The Japanese coast guard is conducting search operations off the northern island of Hokkaido, public broadcaster NHK said, after detecting the disappearance of a ship carrying 26 people on Saturday.

And “NHK” said authorities lost contact with the ship after receiving a report from the crew that the water had started to drain. in it in the early afternoon of Saturday.

He added that 24 passengers, including two children, were aboard the ship, which is operated by a crew of two.

The NHK reported that the ship was located on the Shiretoko Peninsula at the northern end of Japan’s northernmost islands and is believed to have been seen near Kashino Falls.

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