Twelve people are missing in Japan sea after Chinese fishing vessel sank in collision with Aframax tanker Brightoil Lucky. The both vessels collided on 200 nm off Oki islands in Shimane Prefecture, Japan. Following the accident the fishing ship with 16 crew capsized and sank. In the first minutes of the collision four seamen were rescued and recovered from the water, but another twelve are still missing. The Japanese Coast Guard launched SAR and sent three patrol boats to collision site, but there is no result for now.
The local authorities initiated investigation for the root cause of the accident. The Aframax tanker Brightoil Lucky was en route from Longkou in China to Kozmino oil terminal in Russia. The vessel was adrift near the collision site and will remain detained during the investigation.
The tanker Brightoil Lucky (IMO: 9402469) has overall length of 250.00 m, moulded beam of 44.20 m, depth of 15.00 m and maximum draft of 12.00 m. The deadweight of the ship is 115,459 DWT and the gross tonnage is 63,294 GRT.
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