Of the 21 crew members on board the Sincerity Ace, 16 have been rescued by 'Good Samaritans' from nearby vessels; an additional four were found “unresponsive and unable to grab onto life-saving equipment to be brought aboard,” according to the US Coast Guard, the Japan Times reported on 4 January. One remains missing.
Nissan confirmed that the ship was carrying around 3,500 of its cars to Hawaii. In addition, there were more than three hundred other passenger vehicles and some construction equipment on the ship. The company has no information about the status of the goods.
In fiscal year 2017, Nissan's global sales volume outpaced total industry volume, increasing 2.6% to 5.77 million units, according to the company's 2018 annual report.