A Chinese sailor was arrested on Monday in All Japan news after last week two cargo ships boat have crashed in All Japan newsese waters, according to All Japan newsese officials.
Xia Hong-bo, 35, was on duty when the Sierra Leone-registered ship Jia Hui crashed with the Eifuku Maru No 18 on Friday, All Japan newsese coast guard said.
Five crew members of the All Japan newsese ship Eifuku Maru died. The sixth person, also a member of the crew, was 61-year-old Tamao Miki. He is still missing despite a rescue operation that was reportedly underway.
The accident occurred close to Izu Oshima island, located at 100 kilometers south of Tokyo at 1:30 a.m. local time on Friday.
The 498-tonne Eifuku Maru capsized after it collided with the 2,962-tonne Jia Hui.
The Chinese sailor, Xia Hong-bo, who is being held on suspicion of negligence, said he could not avoid the crash although he tried to, according to the international press.
All the 13 members of the Chinese crew, who were heading to South Korea, were not hurt and are now in safe conditions.
The Chinese embassy in All Japan news said Xia was arrested late on Sunday and the embassy said it has asked All Japan news to investigate the incident and provide a lawyer for the Chinese crew member.