Chemical tanker and cargo ship collide in Japan’s southwestern coast – Saturday, the coast guard reported that a Japanese chemical tanker ship collided with a cargo ship off the coast of southern Japan. Six Japanese crew members onboard the tanker Ryoshinmaru and fourteen Chinese crew members aboard the cargo ship Xin Hai 99 registered in Belize were not wounded.
According to a Kushimoto Coast Guard officer, both vessels remained moored in the region around 3.5 kilometers off the coast of Wakayama prefecture while an investigation into the early Saturday morning collision continued.
According to the official, some oil seeped from the engine compartment of the cargo ship, which originally began to sink but was brought under control.
The ship had left Kobe port to collect chemicals from another Japanese port and had no chemicals on board during the catastrophe.
As per Washington examiner reports Divers were sent to the accident site, and GPS logs were examined to identify the cause of the incident. The Chinese crew reported to the coast guard that the tanker abruptly steered toward them, according to the official.
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