The 119 gross ton fishing vessel Horiei Maru collided with the 189 meter long, 45363 dwt bulk freighter Nikkei Tiger north of Miyagi, Japan. The Horiei Maru quickly sank after the collision. The Japan Coast Guard was alerted from the fishing vessel’s distress signal dispatching search and rescue craft to the scene. Nine crew of the Horiei Maru were rescued by a nearby vessel. The remaining 13 crew on board were reported as missing. No reports of injuries or damage on the Nikkei Tiger.
Video of the Horiei Maru
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