Passenger ship aground, Japan

Passenger vessel reported aground on Japan port approaches, since around 1130 Tokyo time May 1. Looks like she didn’t turn to fairway and sailed straight into shallow waters. She was still in the same position as of 1400 Tokyo time.

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