Trackline of the Ryushin Maru (red) and Xin Hai 99 (green) before and after collision

In the early hours of Saturday morning, a chemical tanker collided with a small freighter just off the coast of Kushimoto, a small port on the south coast of Honshu, Japan. 

At about 0200 hours on Saturday, the Japanese-owned chemical tanker Ryoshin Maru (IMO 9893785) collided with the Belize-flagged freighter Xin Hai 99 (IMO 8679364) at a position about two nautical miles off Kushimoto. No one was injured, but the Xin Hai was damaged in the collision and spilled some amount of fuel oil into the water. 

Photos taken by local media outlets show the Xin Hai trimmed heavily by the stern and listing slightly to starboard, but thanks to response efforts, she retained enough stability to stay afloat. The tanker’s bow sustained comparatively minor damage, including tears in the hull plating above the waterline.

In the early hours of Saturday morning, a chemical tanker collided with a small freighter just off the coast of Kushimoto, a small port on the south coast of Honshu, Japan. 

At about 0200 hours on Saturday, the Japanese-owned chemical tanker Ryoshin Maru (IMO 9893785) collided with the Belize-flagged freighter Xin Hai 99 (IMO 8679364) at a position about two nautical miles off Kushimoto. No one was injured, but the Xin Hai was damaged in the collision and spilled some amount of fuel oil into the water. 

Photos taken by local media outlets show the Xin Hai trimmed heavily by the stern and listing slightly to starboard, but thanks to response efforts, she retained enough stability to stay afloat. The tanker’s bow sustained comparatively minor damage, including tears in the hull plating above the waterline. 

 

SOURCE: https://www.maritime-executive.com/article/video-chemical-tanker-collides-with-freighter-off-japan