Cargo Ship Collides with Japanese Ferry

By ,   July 26, 2018 ,   Accidents

Aggregate carrier Daiei Maru N.10 has collided with Nagato Marine KK-owned Ishitegawa ferry, carrying 40 passengers onboard, at around 7 am (Tokyo time) on Thursday, July 26 off Kure, Hiroshima Prefecture in Inner Japan sea.

Port of Hiroshima (Japan)

Both vessels have sustained serious damage. The cargo ship struck Ishitegawa ferry’s aft and ripped a large hole portside above waterline. The bulbose nose of the freighter was dented and breached.

A number of passengers and ferry crew have been slightly injured.