Japan

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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