The Japan Coast Guard has recommended negligent homicide charges for the USS Fitzgerald’s officer of the deck and the ACX Crystal’s second officer, following the fatal collision on 17 June 2017, about 60 miles southwest off Yokosuka, which caused death of seven sailors.
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.
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.
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.”
UK MAIB announced that it has launched an investigation regarding the 2006-built containership ‘Ever Smart’, from which 42 containers fell overboard.
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.
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.
Rescuers have recovered the bodies of 12 Chinese people who went missing, after their fishing vessel collided with an oil tanker, off Japan, on Thursday morning. Also, one of the four rescued crew members is said to have died after being picked up by nearby vessels.
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.
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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