Tag - marine-accidents



A man offers flowers in Shari, Hokkaido, Tuesday for the victims of the fatal sinking of a sightseeing boat off the Shiretoko Peninsula in Hokkaido two years ago.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Apr 24, 2024
Hokkaido boat operator probe ongoing two years after fatal sinking
Thirty relatives of passengers plan to file a group lawsuit against the operator's president at the Sapporo District Court as early as next month.
Saturday's crash involved two Maritime Self-Defense Force SH-60K helicopters that were conducting nighttime anti-submarine training about 270 kilometers east of Torishima in the Izu Islands.
Apr 22, 2024
No sign of aircraft issues in MSDF chopper crash, defense officials say
As the search for survivors continues, officials acknowledge the difficulty of salvaging the helicopters due to the depth of waters at the crash site.
The salvaged Sewol ferry (back) on display at a port in Mokpo, South Jeolla Province on Tuesday, as South Korea marks the 10th anniversary of the country's worst-ever maritime disaster.
Apr 16, 2024
South Korea marks 10th anniversary of Sewol ferry disaster
Families called out the names of the deceased and threw flowers into the water, followed by a moment of silence.
Tugboats guide the Maersk Atlanta container ship at the Port of Newark in Newark, New Jersey, on Saturday. The bridge collapse Tuesday that shut the Port of Baltimore and closed a major highway will cause weeks or months of transportation disruptions in the Mid-Atlantic region.
Apr 1, 2024
Baltimore ship accident has east coast ports scrambling to absorb cargo
The bridge collapse will accelerate a shift of cargo to the U.S. West Coast in order to avoid potential bottlenecks at trade gateways from Boston to Miami.
Cranes begin the clean-up of the collapsed Francis Scott Key Bridge and the container ship Dali in Baltimore, Maryland, on Saturday.
Mar 31, 2024
Salvage crews work to lift first piece of collapsed Baltimore bridge
Five days after the tragedy, the jobs of some 15,000 people whose work revolves around daily port operation are on hold.
The Dali cargo vessel that crashed into the Francis Scott Key Bridge, causing it to collapse in Baltimore, Maryland, on Tuesday
Mar 27, 2024
Baltimore’s freak bridge collapse reverberates from cars to coal
The aftermath of the bridge’s collapse throws another spotlight on the fragile nature of global supply chains.
A view of the Dali cargo vessel that crashed into the Francis Scott Key Bridge causing it to collapse in Baltimore, Maryland, on Tuesday.
Mar 26, 2024
Baltimore bridge collision sends vehicles tumbling into water
Rescuers pulled out two survivors, one in a "very serious condition," and were searching for more after the Francis Scott Key Bridge fell into the water.
The Keoyoung Sun chemical tanker is seen capsized off the coast of Mutsure Island in Shimonoseki, Yamaguchi Prefecture, on Wednesday.
Mar 21, 2024
South Korean-flagged tanker capsizes off coast of Japan, killing eight
Japan's coast guard said Thursday that it had rescued one of the two other crew members who were missing, but did not state that person's condition.
The fishing vessel had engine trouble on Sunday off the Kozushima island in the Izu the archipelago.
Mar 4, 2024
One dead, 24 rescued off Japanese fishing boat
Dramatic television footage showed the 56-meter vessel on its side being pounded by waves as the crew huddled on deck and a helicopter hovered overhead.
JAPAN / History / Japan Times Gone By
Feb 1, 2024
Japan Times 1924: Rescue workers toiling to save eighteen lives
Workers are in the news when, 100 years ago, miners await a rescue and, 50 years later, unified strikes take place.
A fishing boat sails near the North Korean Special Economic Zone of Rason City, northeast of Pyongyang, in September 2011.
Oct 29, 2023
South Korean military says assisted stranded North Korean vessel
The crew on the North Korean vessel said they had been stranded for 10 days and expressed a wish to return home.
Philippine Coast Guard personnel retrieve the body of a crew member of a Filipino fishing boat on Wednesday. Three fishermen are dead after their boat was "rammed" by a foreign commercial vessel in the South China Sea, the Philippine Coast Guard said on October 4.
Oct 4, 2023
Three Filipino fishermen dead after boat 'rammed' in South China Sea
Manila said the vessel that collided with the boat in the flash point waterway was an oil tanker registered under the flag of the Marshall Islands.
Japanese cargo ship Wakashio is seen broken into two off the coast of Mauritius on Aug. 15, 2020.
Sep 28, 2023
Search for cell signal caused Japan ship's 2020 oil spill: report
The board also said that COVID-19 travel restrictions and border closures may have slowed containment efforts after the massive spill.
The Kazu I tour boat is lifted from the surface of the sea off the coast of Shari, Hokkaido, in May 2022.
Sep 7, 2023
Hokkaido tour boat sinking caused by safety gaps, report says
The operator of the Kazu I sightseeing tour boat, which sank off Hokkaido last year, had no safety management system, according to a government report
A Japan Coast Guard patrol ship conducts a search on Friday near the Izumi Maru, which capsized in the Kii Channel off Wakayama Prefecture.
Aug 25, 2023
Two missing after cargo ship capsizes off western Japan
Three other crew members were rescued after the vessel collided with another freighter off Wakayama Prefecture.
Japan Times
Jul 1, 2023
Survivors of Greece boat disaster say coast guard tow toppled boat
A disastrous coast guard towing attempt was recounted in six of the nine statements from survivors submitted to Greek judicial officials investigating the causes of the tragedy.
Japan Times
Jun 29, 2023
Presumed human remains and shattered Titanic submersible brought ashore
The evidence will be transported by a Coast Guard cutter to a U.S. port for analysis and testing by a marine board of investigation.
Japan Times
Jun 24, 2023
Five deaths at sea gripped the world. Hundreds of others got a shrug.
On one vessel, five people died on a very expensive excursion. On the other, perhaps 500 people died on a squalid and perilous voyage. But it was the first that drew the world's attention.
Japan Times
Jun 24, 2023
Industry faces scrutiny after Titanic sub disaster
But even as industry leaders braced for that increased scrutiny, they said it was difficult to forecast what sort of changes may come.
Japan Times
Jun 23, 2023
All five on Titanic sub dead after 'catastrophic' implosion
The somber announcement ended a multinational search-and-rescue operation that captivated the world since the tiny tourist craft went missing four days ago.


The Japanese government updated its English education guidelines in 2017 to emphasize communication over grammar and memorization. Public school teachers are incredibly busy, however, which means schools haven’t been able to implement changes uniformly. Private and alternative schools are attempting to remedy this.
The language of opportunity: Bilingual education is on the rise in Japan