Ship Collision Off Coast of Japan

M/V Alpha Action - Prior to Collision

Two ships have collided off the coast of Japan. Shipping Times tells us:

ship collision

On July 27, 2007, at 01:50 local time, M/V Alpha Action, chartered by Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK; head office: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo), and containership M/V Wan Hai 307 collided at a location 12 kilometers southwest of Oshima, Japan.

The bulk carrier M/V Alpha Action had sailed from Nagoya, Japan, on the previous day and was heading to Chile.

No casualties have been reported.

According to the Japan Coast Guard, a small amount of oil from M/V Wan Hai 307 has been discovered. Both ships are now drifting to the east of where the collision occurred. Read More…

The BBC has the following video on the incident: