Divers Locate Missing Captain Following Japan Tanker Blast

The body of the missing captain of a Japanese oil tanker that exploded off the country's southwest coast has been found, the coastguard has announced. Divers located the body of Captain Masaichi Ando on Saturday in the hold of the 998-ton oil tanker Shoko Maru, which exploded and sank last Thursday off Himeji port. Captain Ando was the only one of 8 crew members reported … [Read more...]

VIDEO: Oil Tanker Sinks Following Explosion Off Japan – Update

Update 2: Divers Locate Missing Captain Update:  The Shoko Maru has reportedly sunk due to damages sustained. Akihiro Komura, a spokesperson from the vessel owner Syoho Shipping Co. was quoted by the AFP as saying, "“I heard that a crew member was using a grinder to remove paint and that seems to have triggered the blast, which we believe could have occurred when the … [Read more...]