4 Bodies Found in Ship Collision Off W. Japan

From Associated Press

The Japanese coast guard Friday recovered four bodies believed to have been crewmen of a freighter that collided with another vessel and sank in waters off western Japan, officials said.

Three helicopters, nine boats and a plane continued the search for survivors from the 2,900-ton Catherine-Rose, which collided with the 2,400-ton Semba Wang from Singapore and sank Thursday with 17 South Korean crewmen.

The Singapore-registered Semba Wang sustained minor damage but no injuries, officials said.