Tasting event held to show fish safe after oil spill

Apr 9, 2014

Tasting event held to show fish safe after oil spill

To demonstrate that the fish pulled from Tokyo Bay are not contaminated by oil following a collision last month off the Miura Peninsula, a Chiba Prefecture fisheries association offered samples of their catches at a tasting event Wednesday. A 12,630-ton Panamanian freighter sank after ...

Freighter collision near Tokyo leaves one dead, eight missing

Mar 18, 2014

Freighter collision near Tokyo leaves one dead, eight missing

A cargo ship sank after colliding with another vessel just outside Tokyo Bay early Tuesday, leaving one crew member dead and eight missing. The sunken freighter, the 12,630-ton Panamanian-registered Beagle III, collided with the 7,406-ton South Korean-registered Pegasus Prime about 6 km off the ...

Mar 14, 2014

Ship slams into fishing boat in Manila Bay; one dead

A cargo ship slammed into a small fishing boat in Manila Bay, causing the fishing boat to sink and leaving one of its 23 crew members dead and 10 others missing, Philippine authorities said Thursday. The incident occurred late Wednesday off Cavite province, south ...

Second angler in MSDF collision dies

Jan 16, 2014

Second angler in MSDF collision dies

An angler on a sport fishing boat that sank following a collision Wednesday with a Maritime Self-Defense Force transport vessel off Hiroshima Prefecture died early Thursday, the second fatality of the accident. Koji Otake, 66, was one of three anglers aboard the boat Tobiuo, ...

Anglers hurt in collision with MSDF

Jan 15, 2014

Anglers hurt in collision with MSDF

A sports fishing boat capsized and sank Wednesday morning after colliding with a Maritime Self-Defense Force transport ship in the Seto Inland Sea off Otake, Hiroshima Prefecture, leaving two of the four men on board the leisure craft in critical condition, the Defense Ministry ...

Minicar driver killed in Fukushima

Dec 29, 2013

Minicar driver killed in Fukushima

Amid the end-of-year traffic rush, the driver of a minicar was killed on the Tohoku expressway in Fukushima Prefecture after a truck rammed it from behind, police said Saturday. A total of five vehicles were involved in the accident, which took place around 2:40 ...

Freighters collide south of Tokyo; one dead

Sep 27, 2013

Freighters collide south of Tokyo; one dead

At least one crew member was killed Friday after a cargo ship capsized in a collision with a larger freighter in Japanese waters about 100 km south of Tokyo, the Japan Coast Guard said. The collision between the 498-ton Eifuku Maru No. 18 and ...

Jun 12, 2013

MSDF officers' acquittal stands in fatal collision

The Tokyo High Court on Tuesday upheld a lower court acquittal of two Maritime Self-Defense Force officers over a 2008 collision between an Aegis destroyer and a fishing boat that killed two fishermen just outside Tokyo Bay. The high court turned down an appeal ...