The world woke up to the news of a gruesome maritime accident in the Pacific. A Japanese submarine had collided with a commercial ship.
The sub Soryu belonging to the Self Defense Force of Japan Maritime collided with a ship resulting in heavy damages to the submarine.
Submarine Damaged But Operable
The submarine hit the ship while emerging from the sea off the Shikoku island in Southern Japan. The impact seems to have damaged its mast and fairwater planes revealed the coast guard. The submarine’s communication has been damaged in the process. However, it is still operable.
Soryu’s team also faced some injuries during the impact. 3 of the submarine’s crew received minor injuries
The sub was a first in its class diesel-powered vessel which was inducted in 2009. The 3000-ton vessel has an illustrious crew of 65 people.