Japanese freighter struck Korean container ship, breached engine room VIDEO

Japanese general cargo ship KINEI MARU NO.22 collided with Kprean container ship POS YOKOHAMA at around 0300 Tokyo time Jun 18 some 7 nm off Tahara, eastern Honshu, south of Nagoya, Japan. Both ships were sailing in the same direction, POS YOKOHAMA en route from Yokohama to Yokkaichi, KINEI MARU NO.22 en route from Anegasaki. KINEI MARU NO.22 struck POS YOKOHAMA starboard in engine room area, engine room reportedly suffering water ingress. KINEI MARU NO.22 reached Toba under own power and was anchored, POS YOKOHAMA anchored shortly after collision, near collision site.
Container ship POS YOKOHAMA, IMO 9164603, dwt 10298, capacity 700 TEU, built 1998, flag South Korea, manager PAN OCEAN CO.
General cargo ship KINEI MARU NO.22, IMO 9021356, dwt 1812, built 1992, flag Japan, manager?



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