GALLERY / Fuel tanker Shoko Maru exploded off the coast of Japan

Tokyo - The fuel tanker captain is missing and four crew members have sustained severe injuries.

tOKYO - Smoke rises from the 998-tonne fuel tanker Shoko Maru (R) after it exploded off the coast of Himeji, western Japan, in this photo taken and released by the 5th Regional Coast Guard Headquarters - Japan Coast Guard May 29, 2014. The fuel tanker captain is missing and four crew members have sustained severe injuries following the explosion aboard the vessel off Himeji, in western Japan, Kyodo news reported.

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