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January 11, 2007
Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd.

Collision of VLCC "Mogamigawa" No.3

Inspection by diver resumed in the morning of Jan. 10.

Finally following damages were found on bottom of ballast tank No.5:

- approximately 3.5m x 10m of dent with two holes, approximately 20cm x 10cm and 40cm x 20cm respectively (same location as reported in press release No.2 yesterday)
- approximately 2m x 4m of dent with three holes, approximately 10cm x 5cm, 10cm x 5cm and 20cm x 10cm respectively
- approximately 2m x 10m of dent

Also all propeller blade edges were found missing approximately 8cm from tip.

All holes were plugged up by temporary repair and flooding into No.5 ballast tank was stopped.
Consequently classification society ClassNK issued recommendations that she should arrive shipyard for permanent repair by Feb. 9 after unloading cargo.
She sailed Khor Fakkan, United Arab Emirates at 23:00 of Jan. 10 local time (04:00 of Jan. 11 Japan standard time) and is bound for Singapore due on Jan.20.
Shipyard for permanent repair will be selected in due course.

VLCC "Mogamigawa" collided with submarine USS "Newport News" on Jan. 8 after passing Strait of Hormuz.


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