Watch: Cargo Vessel Runs Aground At Breakwater; Causes Oil Spill Off Fukuoka, Japan

A massive container ship collided with a breakwater at Japan’s Hakata port. As a result, the bow of the ship rode up and got stuck.

A cargo vessel is seen after it collided with a breakwater.
Image Credits: Fukuoka Coast Guard Office

The collision took place when a 9,576-ton Panamanian ship named the Lady Rosemary set sail from Hakozaki Wharf toward Kobe.

A cargo vessel is seen after it collided with a breakwater. - Photo courtesy of the Fukuoka Coast Guard Office
Image Credits: Fukuoka Coast Guard Office

The Japanese Coast Guard has reportedly said that 22 crew members were all safe and no injury was reported.

A cargo vessel is seen after it collided with a breakwater. - Photo courtesy of the Fukuoka Coast Guard Office
Image Credits: Fukuoka Coast Guard Office

Patrol boats have constructed an oil fence that can hinder the spread of oil leaks from the freighter. A salvage enterprise that has been contracted by the shipowner is trying to remove the vessel.


Reference: mainichi.jp

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