Tanker collision off Japan

Japanese authorities spent Sunday cleaning up a big tanker smash off Kehin Port in Kawasaki prefecture.

The Eastern Phoenix was slightly damaged when it collided this morning with the product tanker Keihin Maru 8, which was breached on its portside. Bunker fuel leaked from the product tanker Keihin Maru 8, and early reports suggested the ship was sinking.

A salvage firm has been deployed and investigators are looking into how the accident happened.


Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.
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