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Collision off Kawasaki

Collision off Kawasaki

Keihin Maru No. 8
Photo: sankei.com

The 465 dwt tanker Keihin Maru No. 8 collided with the 97 meter long, 5025 dwt tanker Eastern Phoenix off Kehin, Kawasaki, Japan. The Eastern Phoenix struck the port hull of the Keihin Maru No. 8 resulting in a hull breach. The Keihin Maru No. 8 suffered water ingress and released some of its cargo of fuel oil into the sea. The three crew on board were later rescued. No reports of injuries. The Eastern Phoenix only sustained minor damage. Reports state the Keihin Maru No.8 was in a flooded condition, but remains afloat. Salvage operations were reported to have started.