Japan

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.

Japan Coast Guard reports 780 accidents in ten years

There were about 780 accidents over the 10 years through 2014 in which vessels accidentally collided with and damaged maritime navigation signs in seas off Japan, with 70 percent of them found to be “hit-and-run” cases, according to the Japan Coast Guard.

Japan whaling operator sues Sea Shepherd

Japan's whaling authorities said Friday they are suing militant environmentalist group Japan's whaling authorities said Friday they are suing militant…

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