Tankers collide off Shimonoseki

posted on October 18, 2015

Two tankers collided in the waters off Shimonoseki City, western Japan early on Saturday.

The ships are a Panamanian-registered chemical tanker Sulphur Garland, which weighs 3,498 tons and the 2,018 ton No. 2 Wako-maru, which belongs to a shipping company based in Kure City, Hiroshima Prefecture. The 2 vessels collided off the east coast of Mutsure Island at around 3:30 AM on Saturday.

The Coast Guard says no one was injured, but about 13,000 liters of fuel oil has spilled from No. 2 Wako-maru with a slick stretching about 13 kilometers.

The contaminated area covers sea routes around the Kanmon Strait, but sea traffic has not been affected.

source by NHK world
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