Killer whales spotted in Tokyo Bay

May 27, 2015

Killer whales spotted in Tokyo Bay

Killer whales have been spotted in Tokyo Bay, prompting the Japan Coast Guard to warn ships passing through the area to avoid the cetaceans. It is very rare for killer whales to be seen in Tokyo Bay. A patrol ship belonging to the Yokohama ...

Finding your sea legs on Tokyo Bay

| Mar 28, 2015

Finding your sea legs on Tokyo Bay

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It’s wretched weather for putting out to sea: gusty winds, cloud banks brooding with rain and water spouts, temperatures a micro-notch above freezing and the waters of Tokyo Bay like wet elephant hide. Nonetheless, at the generous invitation of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government’s Bureau ...

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 ...

Tokyo to build new wharf for big liners

Sep 26, 2013

Tokyo to build new wharf for big liners

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The Tokyo Metropolitan Government will build a new wharf that can handle large cruise ships to bring more tourists to the capital, Gov. Naoki Inose said. “The economic impact brought by cruise ships is huge as the passengers go sightseeing and shopping in the ...