(120406) -- TOKYO, April 6, 2012 (Xinhua) -- Photo released by Japan's maritime safety agency shows crew members of NEW LUCKY VII freighter are rescued by Japan's maritime safety agency in the sea near Kagoshima Prefecture of Japan, on April 5, 2012. Eleven of the 17 crew members on board a Hong Kong cargo ship which lost contact in waters off southern Japan two days ago were rescued by patrol vessels of Japanese Coast Guard Thursday afternoon, Japan's public broadcaster Nippon Hoso Kyokai (NHK) reported. The 4,143-ton freighter, NEW LUCKY VII, with 17 crew members including three Chinese sailors and 14 Indonesian sailors on board stopped regular communication with its owner company on Tuesday in waters about 100 kilometers west off the Amami Oshima Island in Kagoshima Prefecture. The cargo ship carrying timber was sailing from Papua New Guinea to China. (Xinhua) (lr)
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