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Ferry rescue in Pacific


Japan's coast guard has rescued all 28 people who were aboard a ferry that ran aground in the Pacific ocean.

Some of the passengers on board the 7,910-ton Ariake were winched onto a helicopter before the ship rolled onto its side.

Others were saved by coastguard patrol ships after jumping into the sea.

The ship, a commercial ferry carrying 3,300 tonnes of cargo, started tipping onto its side 20 kilometres off western Japan, leaking fuel and belching black smoke.


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