The 498-ton cargo ship Eifuku Maru No. 18 and 2,962-ton freighter Jia Hui collided about 62 miles from Tokyo and 7 miles west of Izu-Oshima Island, Kyodo News reported.
The coast guard said it had rescued the men who were injured and was searching for a sixth man. All had been on the cargo vessel.
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