Korean tanker collided with Japanese freighter, Kawasaki

Korean tanker SUNRISE SAMBU collided with Japanese cargo ship SEIKAI MARU at around 0720 Tokyo time Apr 1 in Kawasaki waters, below Tokyo Bay Aqua Line Expressway, both vessels being under way at the time of collision. Tanker sustained portside bow damages, cargo ship hull was damaged portside midship. Tanker was brought to anchor at Kawasaki anchorage, cargo ship was berthed in Kawasaki Port. No injures, no leak reported.
Product tanker SINRISE SAMBU, IMO 9288007, dwt 3613, built 2004, flag South Korea, manager SAMBU SHIPPING CO LTD.
General cargo ship SEIKAI MARU, IMO 8743361, dwt 1700, built 2009, flag Japan, manager INOSHITA KAIUN KK.



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