Monday, February 23, 2009

Crew Pulled From Blazing Cargo Ship

A cargo ship carrying sand from Nagoya Port to Kita-Kyushu caught fire Sunday while transiting Osaka Bay, coast guard officials said. Officials at Kobe Coast Guard Office said all four crew members of the 199-ton Tone Maru were unhurt after being rescued from the blazing vessel by a fishing boat nearby. They said the fire broke out around 9:35 a.m. near the engine room of the freighter when it was about 10 kilometers off Sumoto Port on Awajishima island, Hyogo Prefecture.
Osaka Bay

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