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MARINE ACCIDENTS

Japan Times
JAPAN
May 21, 2022
Salvage of Hokkaido tour boat starts with 12 people still missing
The raising of the 19-ton Kazu I, which currently sits on the seabed some 120 meters below the surface, will take place early next week.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 20, 2022
Divers end search inside sunken tour boat off Hokkaido without finding any missing people
A survey of the 19-ton boat, which currently sits on the seabed some 120 meters below the surface, is continuing in order to see if it can be salvaged.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 19, 2022
Divers begin search operations at sunken boat site off Hokkaido
The divers will conclude the task of searching for the 12 people still unaccounted for as early as Friday, according to the Japan Coast Guard.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 17, 2022
Deepwater divers prepare to search inside sunken Hokkaido tour boat
The divers are expected to start searching inside the 19-ton Kazu I as early as Thursday for anyone left inside.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 13, 2022
Body found on disputed isle may be passenger from sunken Hokkaido tour boat
Twelve passengers remain unaccounted for, with none found since April 28.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 8, 2022
Government considers revoking license of operator of sunken Hokkaido tour boat
The authorities are conducting a special probe into the incident as Shiretoko Yuransen was found to have violated safety rules in allowing the 19-ton Kazu to depart on April 23.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 6, 2022
Japan continues search near disputed isle for missing people from sunken tour boat
A patrol boat searched the area near Kunashiri Island, one of four islands claimed by both Russia and Japan, with permission from Moscow.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 4, 2022
No trace of 12 missing after undersea drone reaches Hokkaido boat
While previous attempts to search the ship with the camera-equipped drone failed due to strong swells and currents, the drone was able to enter the submerged vessel a few times Tuesday.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 3, 2022
Hokkaido tour boat chief out of the office on day of accident
The president of the company that operated the vessel that sank with 26 people aboard last month was also not in communication with its skipper.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 29, 2022
Missing tour boat found on seabed off Hokkaido
The latest news emerged a day after sources said the president of the tour boat's operator repeatedly forced vessel captains to depart despite high waves.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 28, 2022
Tour boat boss forced captains to sail despite high waves, sources say
Under company rules, tours must be canceled when waves are likely to reach a height of 1 meter, sources said. A weather warning for waves over 3 meters was issued before Kazu I's departure.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 27, 2022
In emotional news conference, tour boat operator apologizes for Hokkaido tragedy
The cause of the accident remains unclear, but investigators plan to build a criminal case against the boat's operator.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Apr 26, 2022
Sonar detects vessel-like objects during search for missing tour boat
The Japan Coast Guard said the objects have been detected in various locations, but it could not determine whether the readings were connected to the Kazu I.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 25, 2022
Hokkaido boat accident highlights the risks of nature tourism
Firms offering boat tours of the Shiretoko Peninsula have agreed not to operate during Golden Week, and officials are worried that the incident will keep tourists away from Hokkaido.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 23, 2022
Fate of passengers unknown as Japan Coast Guard searches for tour boat off Hokkaido
A helicopter and patrol boats were dispatched to the site, but the boat could not be located by Saturday night after making a distress call earlier in the day.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Feb 23, 2022
Porsche car carrier fire drags on days after crew left ship
Thousands of Porsches, Lamborghinis and other Volkswagen vehicles were being transported by the vessel, with their worth estimated to be roughly $155 million.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Feb 19, 2022
Crew airlifted off burning Japanese ship adrift in Atlantic
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines Ltd., the operator of the Felicity Ace, said all 22 crew members aboard the ship have been safely evacuated to a nearby island.
JAPAN
Dec 2, 2021
17 Vietnamese crew members on cargo ship rescued off Japan's western coast
One crew member remains missing after the ship sank off the coast of Shimane Prefecture.
JAPAN
Nov 29, 2021
Japanese fishing boat captain gets suspended term over fatal collision with Russian ship
The vessels' collision caused three crew members to fall into the sea and drown.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jun 7, 2021
Russian crew member held over collision that killed three on Japanese vessel
The 9.7-ton Hokko Maru No. 8 capsized after being hit by the 662-ton Russian ship Amur near Hokkaido in late May.

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