Smoke rises from the 998-tonne fuel tanker Shoko Maru after it exploded off the coast of Himeji

Mike Schuler
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May 29, 2014

Smoke rises from the 998-tonne fuel tanker Shoko Maru after it exploded off the coast of Himeji, western Japan, in this photo taken and released by the 5th Regional Coast Guard Headquarters – Japan Coast Guard May 29, 2014. The fuel tanker captain is missing and four crew members have sustained severe injuries following the explosion aboard the vessel off Himeji, in western Japan, Kyodo news reported. REUTERS/5th Regional Coast Guard Headquarters – Japan Coast Guard/Handout via Reuters (JAPAN – Tags: DISASTER MARITIME TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) ATTENTION EDITORS – THIS PICTURE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. REUTERS IS UNABLE TO INDEPENDENTLY VERIFY THE AUTHENTICITY, CONTENT, LOCATION OR DATE OF THIS IMAGE. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. THIS PICTURE IS DISTRIBUTED EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS. MANDATORY CREDIT

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