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
Next bit of japanflyness

Enjoy 180 varieties of domestic and imported craft beer in Yokohama!


Legendely lovers meet once a year on the day of the Star Festival.

The year-end festival at Nishiarai Daishi Temple.

Legendary foxes march around the city on New Year's Eve.

Sengakuji Temple, where 47 ronin are buried, holds the Festival to celebrate the anniversary of their avenge.

Let's bake mochi rice cake with the sacred fire, and bring good health of the year!