Collision Off Japan
The 76 meter long, 1664 dwt freighter Maruka collided with the 16 ton fishing vessel Kairyo Maru No. 18 off Nagasaki Hana lighthouse, Nagashima Island. The Kairyo Maru No. 18 capsized sending its two crewmen into the water. One crewman was rescued with the other reported as missing. None of the 8 crew of the Maruka were injured. The Japan Coast Guard conducted a search for the missing crewman.