March 9, 2012

Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd.


Vehicle Carrier “DREAM DIVA” Involved in Collision



Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (“K” Line) announces that the “DREAM DIVA,” a vessel currently under time-charter by “K” Line, was involved in a collision at around the position of 22 – 25.3N 113 – 45.9E on the way to Xinsha port in Guangdong province at approximately 21:00 on March 2 (local time). The following information has been determined as of 15:00 on March 3.


Updates concerning the Marine Incident


The DREAM DIVA collided with a local small ship, fuel oil of the DREAM DIVA was spilled out of its fuel tank. According to information from ship owners, the small ship sank and eight crew members are still missing. The leakage of fuel oil overboard had however stopped in consequence of completion of temporary repair of the damaged tank as of March 3. Temporary navigation was permitted by a shipping classification (KR) and the vessel arrived at Xinsha port on March 7 with the approval of the China Maritime Safety Administration.


1. Vessel name: DREAM DIVA

2. Vessel type: Vehicle Carrier

3. Ship owner: Dynamic Spirit Shipping S.A., Panama

4. Ship management company: CIDO Shipping (Korea) Co., Ltd.

5. Registration: Panama

6. Built: 2007

7. Crew: 20 Filipino crew members

8. Specification: LOA 186.3M, Breadth 28.2M, Gross Tonnage 41,662MT


For further information, please contact


Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (“K” Line)

Makoto Arai, General Manager, IR & PR Group

Tel: 81-3-3595-5189 Fax: 81-3-3595-5001

Hiroshi Ueta, General Manager, Marine Safety Administration Group

Tel: 81-3-3595-5514 Fax: 81-3-3595-5153