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MARINE ACCIDENTS

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Jun 19, 2023
Seven missing divers safe off Okinawa after coast guard rescue
At around 11:50 a.m., a diving boat instructor reported that seven divers were missing on the north side of a coral reef.
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Apr 24, 2023
Establishing criminal case against Hokkaido boat operator over accident proving difficult
Investigators are finding it difficult to establish a criminal case against the president of a tour boat operator over a fatal accident off Hokkaido.
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Apr 24, 2023
Victims remembered one year after Hokkaido boat accident
Participants observed a moment of silence for the repose of the victims' souls and prayed for the early discovery of those still missing.
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Apr 9, 2023
Search continues for GSDF chopper after body reported in waters off Okinawa
The SDF and coast guard have searched the area with several vessels and aircraft, including a submarine, with at least part of the helicopter thought to have sunk to the ocean floor.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 8, 2023
Body reported in waters near where GSDF chopper disappeared
The search for the missing personnel continued Saturday with its focus shifting to the seabed, with at least part of the helicopter thought to have sunk to the ocean floor.
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JAPAN
Apr 7, 2023
SDF chopper goes missing near Okinawa with 10 members aboard
The UH-60JA chopper, carrying several Ground Self-Defense Force members, disappeared from radar at around 4:30 p.m., according to the GSDF.
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Mar 28, 2023
One dead, one missing after sightseeing boat capsizes in Hozu River near Kyoto
The boat was carrying around 30 people and cruising down the river when it ran aground and capsized around noon, according to the Hozu River pleasure boat association.
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Mar 6, 2023
One dead, six missing as boat capsizes off disputed Senkaku Islands
The overturned boat was spotted Sunday afternoon, drifting in waters north of the islands by a Japanese navy patrol in the area.
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MORE SPORTS
Mar 3, 2023
Pakistani field hockey player Shahida Raza was seeking better life before migrant shipwreck near Italy
Raza was one of two nationals that Pakistan's foreign ministry said died in the shipwreck.
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Feb 3, 2023
Two missing after collision sinks freight ship in Seto Inland Sea
The remaining three crew members of the 716-ton Seiryu were rescued but one of them was suffering from hypothermia and was taken to a hospital.
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JAPAN
Jan 27, 2023
Eight dead, including six Chinese nationals, after ship sinks near Japan
Two people from Myanmar were also among the dead after a ship sank around 110 kilometers west of the remote and uninhabited Danjo Islands in far southwestern Japan.
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Jan 25, 2023
Two dead and nine missing after ship sinks between Japan and South Korea
The Jin Tian sent a distress signal late on Tuesday evening from a position around 110 kilometers west of the remote and uninhabited Danjo islands in far southwestern Japan.
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Jan 18, 2023
MSDF chief apologizes for destroyer navigation incident
The MSDF will investigate whether there were human errors in operations, including recognizing shallow water and setting the destroyer's route.
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Jan 10, 2023
MSDF destroyer unable to navigate after apparently hitting rock
Live video broadcast by NHK showed the destroyer as crew members at the back of the vessel apparently attempted to sop up oil that had leaked from the ship.
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Oct 24, 2022
Japan accelerates boat safety review six months after fatal Hokkaido accident
The transport ministry aims to decide details by year-end and submit legislation for the revision at next year's ordinary session of the parliament.
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Sep 24, 2022
Japan Coast Guard confirms discovery of body of sunken Hokkaido tour boat captain
With the confirmed death of the 54-year-old captain, Noriyuki Toyoda, a total of 19 victims have been identified, with seven still missing.
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Jul 14, 2022
Japan to bolster small passenger ship inspections by August
A transport ministry expert panel released an interim report Thursday on strengthening safety measures for small passenger ships.
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Jun 24, 2022
Two missing from Hokkaido tour boat possibly identified by DNA
The bodies are believed to be people who were among 12 still unaccounted for after the Kazu I sank.
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ASIA PACIFIC
Jun 22, 2022
Hong Kong’s floating restaurant sinks at sea, laden with memories
The 260-foot, three-story eatery capsized and sank as it was being towed through deep water over the weekend, its owner said.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 27, 2022
Sunken Hokkaido tour boat arrives at port after salvage operation
The 19-ton Kazu I, being transported on a barge, will be brought ashore as early as Sunday after seawater is drained from it, according to the Japan Coast Guard.

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