KOBE (Kyodo) A cruise ship collided Monday night with a 700-ton freighter off Kobe, there were no reports of injuries or oil leaks.
The Japan Coast Guard said Tuesday the 28,717-ton Asuka, carrying 605 passengers and crew members, was sailing from Kobe to Nagasaki when it hit the freighter Udo Maru, which was carrying five crew members. The Asuka is owned by Yusen Cruise Co., based in Tokyo. The Udo Maru is run by Fukuoka-based Shinwa Naiko Kaiun Kaisha Ltd.
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