Tanker Sinking after Collision off Japan

Image Courtesy: Youtube

Two tankers, the Panama-flagged Eastern Phoenix and Japanese Keihin Maru 8, collided off Japan’s port of Kehin, Prefecture of Kanagawa, on Sunday, less than two nautical miles from the coast, according to local media.

The 5,025 dwt product tanker Eastern Phoenix was slightly damaged, and remained afloat without water ingress.

Tanker Keihin Maru 8 was breached in fore port, which caused it to flood and partially sink.

All crewmembers were evacuated and no injuries were reported following the incident, however, an oil spill was reportedly spotted in the area.

Relevant authorities launched salvage operations.

World Maritime News Staff

Share this article

Follow World Maritime News

In Depth>

Events>

<< Sep 2017 >>
MTWTFSS
28 29 30 31 1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30 1

INMEX SMM India 2017

Combining the forces of Maritime industry’s two biggest events, the unified edition of INMEX SMM India brought together the most exclusive…

read more >

LIQUEFACTION OF BULK CARGOES SEMINAR

GET TO GRIPS WITH:
– Mechanisms behind liquefaction
– Guidelines and regulations for bulk cargoes prone to liquefaction…

read more >

Seatrade Offshore Marine & Workboats Middle East

The largest event for offshore marine and workboat sectors in the region, Seatrade Offshore Marine & Workboats Middle East will, once again, serve as a meeting point for international industry professionals to come together and do business. Our 2017 show promises a wealth of networking opportunities, high-level discussions in our conferences on important industry trends, […]

read more >

The Future-Ready Shipping Conference 2017

The Future-Ready Shipping Conference 2017 – the joint Singapore-IMO International Conference on Maritime Technology Transfer and Capacity-Building…

read more >