Gyotoku Maru No. 1
The 15 meter long fishing vessel Gyotoku Maru No. 1 capsized in the Pacific Ocean near the island of Palau. The Gyotoku Maru No. 1 had been fishing for tuna with 7 crew when it sent out a distress call. Authorities from Japan, Palau and United States dispatched aircraft and ships to the area. When rescuers arrived on scene, they found the longliner capsized on its starboard hull and partially sunk. Pollution could be spotted as the diesel fuel had leaked from the fishing vessel. However, there was no signs of the 7 crewmen. Reports state authorities continue to search the area for the missing crew.