Chinese workers stand on a pier before a cargo ship at a port in Qingdao, east China’s Shandong province on April 13, 2017InternationalIndiaAfricaMOSCOW (Sputnik) – The Chinese cargo ship Shin Haijo 2 has run aground between the islands of Ishigaki and Kohama in Japan’s Okinawa Prefecture, Japanese broadcaster reported on Tuesday, citing the country’s coast guard. The distress signal came at around 9:30 a.m local time (00:30 GMT). Nineteen crew members were evacuated by a helicopter. No injuries were reported. Strong waves and storm winds are observed in the area of the incident. Experts do not exclude the risk of the ship’s sinking, media said.