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« on: July 27, 2007, 04:14:21 am »

Anybody that can read/translate Japanese very welcome:

http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/national/news/20070727i303.htm

Looks pretty bad.
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« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2007, 05:48:30 am »

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amsmtg wrote:
Anybody that can read/translate Japanese very welcome:

http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/national/news/20070727i303.htm

Looks pretty bad.


Hi amsmtg

Strange set up on that web site - the Home Page allows for an English translation but when it does that the article on the ships collioson doesn't seem to exist ?

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« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2007, 07:48:02 am »

Translation from the website using babelfish:

The large-sized boat to collide with the Izu Toshima open sea, hull thrust/penetration drifting

27th 2:20 AM around, Toshima of the Izu archipelago (with the stripe) the lighthouse (Tokyo Toshima village) north north east approximately with the sea of 7 5 kilometers, container ship "WAN of the Singaporean nationality of the ship HAI 307" (25836 tons) with, freighter "ALPHA ACTION" of the Greek nationality of the ship (77211 tons) collided.

According to the Shimoda marine preservation section, the bow part of the freighter ate into the port rear section of the container ship, the engine stopped the container ship with flooding of the engine room. Also both boats have drifted to east direction at speed per hour 2 - 3 kilometers. There was no wound in both crew total 44. The oil is flowing out near you say that over width approximately 500 meters and length approximately 1000 meters.

The same section dispatching the aircraft and the patrol boat. The preparation which tows the boat by the tugboat is being advanced.

As for the container ship from the Yokohama port in Hong Kong, as for the freighter, from the Nagoya port it was opposite to Chile.
(2007 July 27th 13:50  Yomiuri Shimbun Company)
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« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2007, 08:51:06 am »

Looks quite bad, its good to know that no one was injured.
Thanks for the translation, makes life easyer. :-P
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« Reply #4 on: July 27, 2007, 10:51:30 am »

what happened there?according to her last ports of call and her destinations(if they are true)they should meet each other on starboard side and not on port side of the container vessel.the mv "Alpha Action" has abt. 150000 tdw,she is a big vessel.
looks like another "great seamanship"case....
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« Reply #5 on: July 27, 2007, 11:06:52 am »



Looks bad.

Three VIDEOS of the casualty can be fund HERE.

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« Reply #6 on: July 27, 2007, 03:53:35 pm »

Yikes!!  

I'll bet that before this collision, the container ship crew thought they had a big ship!!  Talk about perspective...
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« Reply #7 on: July 27, 2007, 05:19:21 pm »

Agree.
 
Also, I think it's time big ships stop bullying smaller ships like that...

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« Reply #8 on: July 27, 2007, 06:46:03 pm »

BBC news report http://news.bbc.co.uk/player/nol/newsid_6910000/newsid_6919700/6919709.stm?bw=bb&mp=rm&asb=1&news=1
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« Reply #9 on: July 27, 2007, 10:42:43 pm »

Look like someone is going to have to do a lot of explaining. It looks like a crossing situation and if it is the Tanker is the most at fault. She would have alter course to Starboard and go around the stern of the container ship. However the rules exonerates no one from their responsibility. I would not want to be the Officer on watch for that one. How two such large ships end up in that scenario in open water is beyond me. If enough room I always shoot for 1 mile CPA. Someone fell down on the job here I think.
 
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« Reply #10 on: July 28, 2007, 06:10:42 am »

Here's some info taken from the shipping times website...

Ships drifting after collision
NYK chartered ALPHA ACTION collides with containership off Oshima

On July 27, 2007, at 01:50 local time, M/V Alpha Action, chartered by Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK; head office: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo), and containership M/V Wan Hai 307 collided at a location 12 kilometers southwest of Oshima, Japan.

The bulk carrier M/V Alpha Action had sailed from Nagoya, Japan, on the previous day and was heading to Chile.

No casualties have been reported.

According to the Japan Coast Guard, a small amount of oil from M/V Wan Hai 307 has been discovered. Both ships are now drifting to the east of where the collision occurred.

Principal Particulars of the Ships

M/V Alpha Action
Gross Tonnage (G/T) 77,211 tons
Registered Greece
Built June 1994
Owner Custom Navigation Ltd.
Captain Karagiorgis Markos; 48 years old
Crew 10 Greeks; 13 Filipinos
Owner's Agent Heisei Shipping Agencies Ltd, 4-9-1 Shiba Minato-ku, Tokyo; Tel: 03-5476-5710


M/V Wan Hai 307
Gross Tonnage (G/T) 25,836 tons
Registered Singapore
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« Reply #11 on: July 28, 2007, 09:35:11 am »

@on watch
i don't think,that the MV"Alpha Action" has the main fault on these collision.she came from nagoya bnd. for chile,the containervessel came from yokohama bnd. for hongkong.if this is true,the containervessel has the bulkcarrier on her starboard side and has to change her course or to reduce her speed.this are the regulations.
why the bulkcarrier crashed in the containervessels port side is just a matter of wrong seamanship of both vessels or one vessel.
mostly the accidents like this happen because of unqualified people on the bridge or through radar errors(arpa).even in dense fog an accident like this at open sea should never happen.
i agree with a 1 mile cpa.
but this is the way of business at sea in 2007.....brgds mooringman
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« Reply #12 on: July 28, 2007, 10:52:57 am »

As a lawyer regularly involved in collision cases (settlements, court cases etc.) the clear rule is that blame is almost always shares between the ships. You very seldom see 100 / 0 blame. While one ship may do the first error, the other often fails to take steps to avoid the danger thus created.

In the famous "Tricolor" / "Kariba" collision case, as most of you will know, "Tricolor" sailed next to "Karbia", when "Kariba" suddenly turned hard starboard and rammed "Tricolor" amidship. "Kariba" got 100 percent of the blame in the District Court of New York. However, on 6 July 2007 the US Second Circuit Court of Appeal held that blame was to be shared with both "Tricolor" (for having violated the rules on overtaking other vessels) and a third ship "Clary" (could have taken evasive action sooner). The full judgement can be read HERE. The share of blame held by each of the three ships was not apportioned by the Court of Appeal. In stead, the case was remanded (sent back9 to the District Court, which will then apportion the blame.

One of the judges in the Court of Appeal end his judgement in the case with the following words (page 40): "The perils of the sea have been with us since Noah sailed his ark, and some will always remain, but in the 21st century, I think we can do better at reducing the risk of ship collisions."

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« Reply #13 on: July 28, 2007, 11:52:42 am »

Here is some from the Norwegian Nettavisen.
http://www.nettavisen.no/verden/article1249922.ece
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« Reply #14 on: July 28, 2007, 12:01:13 pm »

Another serious collision happened in Tokyo Bay: The 498-ton Japanese freighter M/V Tsugaru Maru, with load of animal feed, collided with 6,182-ton Philippine container M/V Eastern Challenger, with load of steel, off Tokyo Bay in heavy fog on July 26, causing the latter to sink and force the evacuation of its crew of 25. No casualties reported. M/V Tsugaru Maru was able to harbour at the port and its five crewmembers were safe.
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