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Nippon Maru Collides with US Navy Fuel Pier at Apra Harbor

By ,   December 31, 2018 ,   Accidents

The japanese cruise liner Nippon Maru collided with Delta Pier Sunday night, December 30, resulting in damage to the pier and the vessel, Guam Port Authority announced.

At about 9:14 p.m., at the inner Apra Harbor, Nippon Maru ran into US Naval fuel pipe, port officials revealed. The port authority stated that the ship had collided with Delta Pier. 

At the time of the accident, Nippon Maru had 224 crew members and 524 passengers on board and was sailing to Saipan Island. According to port authority general manager Joanne Brown, no one was injured. 

The spokesman for the U.S. Navy, Lt. Cmdr. KJ Lettow, said there was not any fuel spillage.

The starboard side of the ship was punctured and left with a gap measuring approx 5 feet by 7 feet, the port authority statement said. 

Nippon Maru cruise ship

According to a statement from the port, the U.S. Coast Guard is currently investigating the cause of the accident.

Nippon Maru returned to Apra Harbor (Guam Island) and is docked.