The ‘Byakko Ship’ collided with a chemical tanker operated by the South Korean company on Thursday night. Due to this collision, Byakko was drowned.
Ulsan Ship After Collision
On Friday, a cargo ship collided with another ship in the Strait of Japan. One ship sank in this collision and three members of the crew members aboard in it went missing. Nine of the 12 members of the Japanese freighter crew were evacuated. At present, Coast Guard divers are searching for others in the watershed, about four kilometers from the Imabari Coast of Ehime prefecture.
The ‘Byakko Ship’ collided with a chemical tanker operated by the South Korean company on Thursday night. Due to this collision, Byakko sank. The Coast Guard said in a statement that the ‘Ulsan Pioneer’ tanker was being operated by the South Korea-based Heung A Shipping Corporation (Heung-A Shipping Co.), including Korean and Myanmar nationals. 13 crew members were aboard.
400 ships pass through the Kurushima Strait every day
The ship left for Osaka (Osaka) from China on Tuesday with acetic acid. None of the crew members of Ulsan Pioneer were injured. Bycco was being operated by Prince Kaiun Co., based in Kobe. The ship was carrying car parts in Kanda in Fukuoka province (Fukuoka). An average of 400 vessels a day pass through the Kurushima Strait in southern Japan where the collision occurred.
Two ships collided on Wednesday as well
Earlier, on Wednesday, Japan’s crab and fishing vessel crashed into a sea in Russia’s cargo ship in the Okhotsk Sea in Hokkaido, Japan. The Japanese ship overturned due to the collision. Three people died in this accident. The Japanese government said that all five crew members were rescued by the Russian cargo ship in the accident, but three of them died after reaching Mobsu coast. The Japanese ship was identified as the 9.7-ton Daihachi Hoko Maru, while the Russian ship was 662-ton AMUR.
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