Ship collision accident in Japan’s Seto Inland Sea, a Japanese cargo ship capsizes and 3 people are missing
China News Service, May 28. According to a report by the Japan Broadcasting Association (NHK), at 23:55 local time on the 27th, a collision occurred near the Strait of the Seto Inland Sea, Japan, and a Japanese cargo ship capsized. , 3 people on board are missing.
According to reports, Japanese The cargo ship “White Tiger” (displacement of 11,000 tons) collided with the Marshall Islands-registered vessel “Ulsan Pioneer” (displacement of 2,700 tons). About 2 hours and 40 minutes later, the “White Tiger” sank.
According to the Imabari Maritime Security Department of Japan, there are a total of 12 crew members on the “White Tiger”, of which the whereabouts of 3 people, including the captain, are unknown. In addition, the local fire department said that the other nine people on board had been taken to nearby hospitals, and none of them were in danger of life.
On the other hand, the “Ulsan Pioneer” did not sink after the collision, and none of the 13 crew members from South Korea and Myanmar on board were injured.
At present, rescuers are still searching for the missing crew members, and the Transportation Safety Committee of the Japanese Government has also sent personnel to the local area to conduct detailed investigations into the cause of the accident.
According to the introduction, the currents in the Kurushima Strait in the sea area where the incident occurred are known as the “three major rapids in Japan.” The route often changes according to the direction of the tide, and accidents occur frequently.