Two Japanese freighters collided, one sank, four crew missing

Two Japanese freighters collided, one sank, four crew missing

Two Japanese cargo ship collided at around 0200 Tokyo time May 26 some 6 nm south of Inobusaki Cape, Chiba Prefecture, Honshu island, east of Tokyo. SENSHOU MARU, loaded with 1600 tons of steel, sank, from 5 crew on board 4 went missing, Captain was rescued. The ship was en route from Kashima Port to Osaka. SUMIHO MARU remained more or less unscathed, there’s no information on her route and cargo.
General cargo ship SENSHOU MARU, IMO 9623075, dwt 1710, built 2011, flag Japan, manager KATSUMARU KAIUN KK, Imabari.
General cargo ship SUMIHO MARU, IMO 8742666, dwt 1800, built 2008, flag Japan, manager SUMIHO KAIUN YK.

 

Two Japanese freighters collided, one sank, four crew missing