Japan coast guard searching for missing sightseeing boat with 26 on board -NHK

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TOKYO (Reuters) -Japan’s coast guard on Saturday was searching for a sightseeing boat with 26 people on board which went missing off the northern island of Hokkaido after reporting that it was sinking, public broadcaster NHK reported. Authorities lost contact after the crew reported that water was flooding into the stern of the vessel and it had started to sink, NHK said. The crew said that those on board were wearing life jackets and the boat was keeling at a 30-degree angle, NHK said. No one was immediately available for comment at the Japan Coast Guard outside of normal office hours. There …

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