A Cambodia-flagged cruise ship is in distress in the Sea of Japan, a rescue coordination official said on Saturday.
The Star ship with 16 Russian crew members on board started taking on water in the early hours of Saturday, when it was some 90 miles off the port of Vladivostok, in Russia’s Far East.
The crew reported a leak in the ship’s engine unit.
All people have been evacuated from the ship on board another cruise vessel which was sailing nearby and rushed to the Star’s aid.
A rescue operation is under way.