High-speed ferry collided with object, 7 injured, Kobe

High-speed ferry BAY SHUTTLE, connecting Kansai and Kobe airports, collided with unidentified object in the evening July 26, at least seven passengers were injured. Injured passengers were taken to hospital or treated on the pier, ferry’s damages not reported. There are two such crafts on BAY SHUTTLE service, of 84 GT, capacity 110 passengers, speed up to 30 knots. On a photo one of those shuttles.

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My name is Mikhail Voytenko, I’m Russian, professional merchant marine navigator, by education and former experience. I own and run Maritime Bulletin website for more than 10 years. I've been involved in solving a number of piracy hijack cases, including the hijack of ro-ro FAINA, loaded with tanks. It was me who made public, and unravel, freighter ARCTIC SEA mystery. I've been also closely involved in a number of maritime disaster, one of them being MSC FLAMINIA major fire.