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Second officer found dead on Russian car carrier

The second officer onboard the Russian car carrier  Iman was found dead on Sunday while the ship was docked at Japan’s Toyama Shinko port.

According to local Japanese reports, the officer was found dead in his ship cabin with blood on his head. Local police have received a report from the ship’s agent regarding the incident and launched investigations into the case.

The 20 crewmembers onboard the ship, all Russian nationals, are being interviewed by police.

The 1,000 ceu Iman, built in 1985, is operated by Vladivostok-based Inderton, a unit of Russian company Acrex Corporation. The vessel transports secondhand cars from Japan to Russia on a regular basis.

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Jason Jiang

Jason is one of the most prolific writers on the diverse China shipping & logistics industry and his access to the major maritime players with business in China has proved an invaluable source of exclusives. Having been working at Asia Shipping Media since inception, Jason is the chief correspondent of Splash and associate editor of Maritime CEO magazine. Previously he had written for a host of titles including Supply Chain Asia, Cargo Facts and Air Cargo Week.
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