One of two missing crew members of capsized South Korean tanker found

The Japan Coast Guard says one of the two missing crew members of a capsized South Korean-flagged tanker has been found. Details regarding the member's condition remain unknown.

The chemical tanker Keoyoungsun, with 11 crew members on board, overturned on Wednesday morning in waters off western Japan. Nine crew members had been found by that night, but eight of them were confirmed dead.

The Coast Guard says it received a distress signal at around 7:00 a.m. on Wednesday from the tanker near Mutsurejima, an island in Yamaguchi Prefecture.

Coast Guard officials say the tanker had been at anchor due to rough weather.

They say eight Indonesians, two South Koreans and one Chinese were on board.

The search operation for the two missing crew members continued through the night. Coast Guard officials say one of them was found inside the capsized ship at around 8:20 a.m. on Thursday.

The Coast Guard and others are deploying aircraft and patrol boats to continue searching for the remaining crew member.

The vessel was carrying 980 tons of acrylic acid, but officials have not confirmed any leakage.