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January 9, 2007
Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd.

Collision of VLCC "Mogamigawa"

VLCC "Mogamigawa" collided with a submarine at 22:45 of Jan. 8 local time (04:15 of Jan. 9 Japan standard time) after passing Strait of Hormuz. She was sailing for Singapore. She resumed navigation and will call the nearest port for survey although bottom part of ballast tank was damaged. There was no oil leakage and no injured crew. Detail of opponent ship is unknown.

Emergency response head quarter was implemented today.

  1. Ship's name : "Mogamigawa"
  2. Registered : Japan
  3. Gross tonnage : 160,229
  4. Ship's owner : Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd.
  5. Number of crew : 24
  6. Date/Time of collision 22:45 of Jan. 8 local time
  7. location : South of Strait of Hormuz
    (approximately 26-19.7North, 56-41.4East)


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