Tanker collided with fishing vessel, Japan

Product tanker CHIZAN collided with 14-ton fishing vessel at 0135 Tokyo time Mar 18 south of Cape Irago Lighthouse, Honshu, while entering Ise Bay, en route from Yokosuka to Yokkaichi OPL. Understood fishing vessel struck tanker starboard. Tanker starboard sustained some damages, fishing vessel suffered bow damages, its’ skipper was seriously injured. Tanker was ordered to sail to Toba anchorage for investigation, resumed voyage in the afternoon, fishing vessel understood to remain afloat.
Product tanker CHIZAN, IMO 9812145, dwt 1255, built 2016, flag Japan, manager KOYO YUSOSEN KK.



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