A cargo ship that ran aground at a port in northeastern Japan ahead of being refloated and anchored off the coastline, was found Thursday to have damaged aside and was spilling oil, the coast guard claimed.
Photo reveals the stern section of the Panamanian-flagged cargo ship Crimson Polaris split aside and the vessel spilling oil off Hachinohe port in Aomori Prefecture on Aug. 12, 2021. (Image courtesy of 2nd Regional Coast Guard Headquarters) (Kyodo)
The freighter, the Panamanian-flagged 39,910-ton Crimson Polaris, ran aground Wednesday early morning at Hachinohe port in Aomori Prefecture. The crew at first managed to refloat the ship, which was carrying picket chips from Thailand, but it soon turned unachievable to navigate primary them to drop anchor about 4 kilometers off the coastline.
On Thursday early morning, the stern portion of the ship had broken aside and the ship was leaking oil, the coast guard claimed, introducing that all 21 crew customers experienced been rescued.