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Japanese oil tanker explodes, captain missing

An oil tanker exploded off the southwest coast of Japan on Thursday morning.
Vessel explodes off Japan's southwest coast, captain still missing 1:38

An oil tanker exploded off the southwest coast of Japan on Thursday morning.

Seven of the tanker's eight crew members have been rescued, but the captain is missing.

Four of the rescued crew members sustained serious burns.

The vessel belongs to Hiroshima's Syoho Shipping.

Watch video of the explosion's aftermath in the player above.