Video: Cargo Ship Runs Aground Off Japan Coast

A small cargo ship ran aground on 7th June. Luckily, no injuries were reported, and attempts are ongoing to refloat the vessel.

Video Credits: TBS NEWS DIG

According to Japanese media reports, the ship Taisei Maru No.21 ran aground off the coast of Kasaoka City at the tip of Kogochi Island in the Inner Japan Sea.

The 31-year-old vessel became stranded at 1:00 am local time. There were no reports of bad weather which could have impacted the operations.

The cargo ship sailed between Takasago City, near Kobe, to Kure City, near Hiroshima. 

Per the video shared, the 249 ft long and 1400 DWT vessel can be seen out of the water, stuck on rocks of a small peninsula. Reports highlight there was no pollution or hull damage. The five crew onboard the ship are also safe. 

A tugboat was dispatched to aid the cargo ship and plans to refloat it once there is high tide.

Reference: maritime bulletin


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