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MARINE ACCIDENTS

Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 25, 2020
Japanese experts warn oil damage could kill mangroves in Mauritius
Environment Minister Shinjiro Koizumi told a news conference Tuesday that the ministry is considering sending additional environment experts to the island nation.
Japan Times
JAPAN / FOCUS
Aug 20, 2020
Japan criticized for weak presence in responding to Mauritius oil leak
The government has maintained a distant attitude about the crisis compared with countries such as France and India, according to residents and environmental groups.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 17, 2020
Japan to send second relief team to Mauritius in response to oil spill
The government said Monday Japan will dispatch a second disaster relief team to Mauritius this week in response to an oil leak from a Japanese freighter that ran aground off the Indian Ocean island nation last month.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 12, 2020
Sea life around Mauritius dying as Japanese ship oil spill spreads
Mauritian volunteers fished dead eels from oily waters on Tuesday as they tried to clean up damage to the Indian Ocean island's most pristine beaches after a Japanese-owned bulk carrier leaked an estimated 1,000 tonnes of oil.
Japan Times
WORLD
Aug 10, 2020
Anxious Mauritians use hair to stem Japanese ship's oil spill
Mauritians are making floating booms of human hair and leaves in a round-the-clock scramble to mop up oil leaking from a grounded Japanese ship onto their pristine Indian Ocean beaches.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 9, 2020
Japan to send disaster relief team to Mauritius over freighter's fuel leakage
More than 1,000 tons of fuel oil had leaked from the stranded freighter, Mitsui O.S.K. Lines Ltd., the operator of the vessel, said Sunday.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 1, 2020
Beijing seeks Tokyo's cooperation over Chinese fishing boat and Japanese destroyer collision
China confirmed Tuesday that a Chinese fishing boat and a Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force destroyer collided on the high seas off the coast just south of Shanghai on Monday evening, adding that it hopes Japan will cooperate over the investigation and prevent similar incidents in the future.
WORLD / Society
Dec 27, 2019
British authorities pick up 49 suspected migrants trying to cross Channel in small boats
British border and coast guard elements picked up 49 suspected migrants on Thursday as they were trying to cross the Channel from France in small boats, according to media reports.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Dec 13, 2019
Shikoku court rejects fishermen's appeal over 1954 hydrogen bomb test at Bikini Atoll
The Takamatsu High Court on Thursday upheld a lower court ruling that rejected a claim by former tuna fishermen and bereaved relatives for state compensation over the 1954 U.S. hydrogen bomb tests at Bikini Atoll in the Pacific.
Japan Times
WORLD / Society
Dec 5, 2019
Italy places more migrants across Europe as Matteo Salvini focuses on economy
Italy has increased relocation of migrants around Europe, official figures showed on Wednesday, reducing frictions around the issue and enabling far-right leader Matteo Salvini to steer his focus more onto the economy.
Japan Times
WORLD / Society
Nov 25, 2019
Spanish rescue ship stranded in heavy seas off Italy with 62 African migrants on board awaiting port OK
Italian authorities have evacuated 11 migrants from the Open Arms ship but not granted port access to the vessel, leaving it stranded in rough seas with 62 African migrants still on board, a spokeswoman for the Spanish rescue mission said on Sunday.
JAPAN / Politics
Oct 29, 2019
North Korea raps Japan's release of video showing fishing boat collision
North Korea has criticized Japan for releasing video footage showing the collision between a North Korean fishing boat and a Japanese patrol ship earlier this month.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Oct 19, 2019
Japan releases video of ship collision involving Fisheries Agency and North Korean trawler
The government released video footage Friday showing last week's collision between a Fisheries Agency patrol ship and a North Korean fishing vessel in an effort to demonstrate that Japan took appropriate action.
Japan Times
WORLD / Society
Oct 18, 2019
Italy retrieves seven bodies from Oct. 7 migrant shipwreck off Lampedusa
Italy has recovered the bodies of a child and six other people from the bottom of the Mediterranean Sea, more than a week after a crowded migrant boat capsized off the coast of the island of Lampedusa.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Oct 11, 2019
Japan may release video of North Korean boat's collision with Fisheries Agency vessel
Suspecting illegal fishing, the patrol ship Okuni was badgering the ship with loudspeakers and water cannons before the accident in Japan's EEZ.
Japan Times
WORLD / Society
Oct 8, 2019
Bodies of 13 women found after crowded migrant boat sinks off Italian isle
Italian coast guard ranks recovered the bodies of 13 women who died after a crowded migrant boat capsized in bad weather as rescue craft approached it off the coast of Lampedusa, local authorities said on Monday.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Oct 7, 2019
60 rescued after North Korean fishing vessel collides with patrol boat belonging to Japan's Fisheries Agency
The incident took place inside Japan's exclusive economic zone off the coast of the Noto Peninsula in Ishikawa Prefecture.
Japan Times
WORLD / Society
Oct 3, 2019
'Death better than this': Greece's Moria camp refugees decry conditions
Jan Ali Razaiem said he made the long journey from his home in Afghanistan to Greece for a better future for his two sons.
WORLD / Society
Sep 30, 2019
Scores of migrants scattered after being rescued off Libyan coast
At least 71 illegal migrants rescued after four days in distress at sea were brought to shore east of the Libyan capital Tripoli early on Sunday but then fled and no attempt was made to capture them, a navy official said.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 18, 2019
All eight crew members missing after fishing boat capsizes off Hokkaido
All eight crew members of a fishing boat are missing after it capsized 600 kilometers off Hokkaido on Tuesday, the Japan Coast Guard said Wednesday.

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