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US, Japan coast guards rescue fishermen

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by Sabrina Salas Matanane

Guam - On Sunday, US and Japan Coast Guard coordinated the rescue of 27 fishermen after a fire forced them to abandon ship of Guam. Japan Coast Guard received notification from the Daichi Shoei Maru that it was on fire.

A request from the Japan Coast Guard was relayed to rescue coordinators at Sector Guam for assistance. The Coast Guard Cutter Washington, homeported in Guam, and a C-130 Hercules airplane from Air Station Barbers Point Hawaii were launched to assist.

The crew abandoned ship moments before it suffered several explosions.

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