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Russian ferry with 127 passengers stuck in ice

The Government of Sakhalin informed that the Russian ferry ‘Igor Farkhutdinov’ was trapped by ice near the coast of Japan, with 127 passengers and 42 containers on board. Igor Farkhutdinov was heading to the Sakhalin port of Korsakov on February 5, from Malokurilskoye.

Russian fishing vessel missing in Sea of Japan

A fishing boat with 21 people onboard has went missing in Russia’s Far eastern Primorye Territory, according to Russia’s Emergencies Ministry. There was a heavy weather at the time, while a weather warning was issued by the regional emergency services ministry.

US Navy ship damaged after collision with Japanese tug

The guided-missile destroyer USS Benfold was hit by a Japanese tug in the Sagami Bay, on Saturday, according to USNI news, citing US 7th Fleet. As informed, the forward-deployed destroyer was in the midst of a towing exercise when the tug lost power and “drifted into the ship.”

Ten missing after cargo ship sinks off Philippines

Ten people are missing after the bulk carrier Emerald Star sank off the northeast coast of Philippines, in the early hours of Friday. Local authorities deployed patrol boats and aircraft to search the missing crew, however, search and rescue operations were hampered due to the typhoon Odette.

Training & communication are vital for safe cargo handling

The Japan Transport Safety Board issued an investigation report on the fatality of two and injury of one worker onboard the cargo ship ‘BBC ASIA’, who were caught between pipes being hoisted by the crane and a side wall during cargo handling, on October 2016, at Hanshin Port.

Twelve people missing after collision off Japan

Twelve people are missing, following collision of their fishing vessel with an oil tanker, off the west coast of Japan, on Thursday morning. The boat was carrying 16 people inboard, four of whom were rescued by the Chinese Coast Guard.

Poor watchkeeping causes collision

The Japan Transport Safety Board issued an investigation report on the collision between a container ship and a fishing vessel off Himeshima Village, Oita Prefecture, Japan, that killed one person. The report includes causes of the incident and lessons learnt, to prevent similar accidents from occurring in the future.

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