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Japanese fast ferry said to collide with whale, 80 injured

A Japanese fast ferry is said to have been collided with a whale on March 9, off the coast of Sado Island, Japan, resulting to passengers’ injury. Japan Coast Guard and operator Sado Steam Ship believe that the object was a ‘marine animal,’ possibly a whale. 

Crew abandon yacht after it collides with whale

In its latest Safety Digest, UK MAIB describes an incident where a yacht collided with a whale. Initially the crew did not notice any damages on the ship, while a slight ingress of water was being managed by the bilge pumps. However, as the time was passing more problems were beginning to arise, leading the crew to abandon the boat.

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