1 dies, 11 injured as angler boat, cargo ship collide in east Japan

30-Nov-2020 Intellasia | Kyodo News | 6:50 AM Print This Post

All 12 people from the fishing vessel were rescued from the sea but five passengers were taken to hospital, including the 46-year-old man from Tokyo later confirmed dead, according to the coast guard. The seven others, including the captain and a crew, also suffered slight injuries.

The coast guard received an emergency call around 5:35 a.m. following the incident at Kashima Port in Ibaraki Prefecture. No one onboard the 498-tonne freighter Hayato was injured, it said.

The fishing boat Fudo Maru No. 5 was hit shortly after it left the port as the cargo vessel was entering, according to the fishery cooperative to which the boat belongs.

“Since visibility was supposed to be good, we are continuing to gather information,” a man from the cooperative said.



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