Agence France-PresseMarch 3, 2014 08:45
An Indonesian fisherman was rescued Monday floating in the Pacific, 24 hours after his tuna fishing boat was seen engulfed by fire.
The man, identifying himself as Simon, was rescued by another fishing boat helping in the search for the Japanese-registered No. 8 Kaisei-maru, which was found in flames on Sunday, about 410 kilometres (254 miles) south of Kochi prefecture in western Japan, the coastguard said.
Two Japanese and five Indonesian men were on board the vessel when it stopped responding to radio communications early that day, according to the coastguard.