• Short Summary

    EIGHT PASSENGERS ABOARD A SMALL PASSENGER SHIP WERE KILLED EARLY YESTERDAY (TUESDAY) AFTER A COLLISION WITH A FREIGHTER OFF KOBE, IN WESTERN JAPAN.

  • Description

    EIGHT PASSENGERS ABOARD A SMALL PASSENGER SHIP WERE KILLED EARLY YESTERDAY (TUESDAY) AFTER A COLLISION WITH A FREIGHTER OFF KOBE, IN WESTERN JAPAN. SEVERAL PEOPLE WERE REPORTED MISSING.

    THE TOKIWA MARU (238 TONS) SANK TEN MINUTES AFTER BEING IN COLLISION WITH THE RICHMOND MARU (9,547 TONS). THERE WAS NO WIND AT THE TIME AND THE SEA WAS CALM. VISIBILITY WAS GOOD.

    THE TOKIWA MARU, WITH 54 PASSENGERS AND A CREW OF 12 ABOARD, WAS BADLY DAMAGED AND SANK STERN FIRST IN 6,000 FEET OF WATER, CAPTAIN EMIO KATO, AGED 39, WHO WAS RESCUED BY SHIPS IN THE VICINITY, SAID HE ORDERED THE TOKIWA MARU'S LIFEBOATS TO BE LOWERED IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE COLLISION, BUT IT WAS IMPOSSIBLE TO SAVE ALL THE PASSENGERS, AS SHE SANK IN TEN MINUTES.

    NO ONE WAS REPORTED HURT ABOARD THE RICHMOND MARU, WHICH WAS ONLY SLIGHTLY DAMAGED, ACCORDING TO THE MARITIME SAFETY AGENCY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA60TKPACNNKVIOH7UZN96ESQ1L
    Media URN:
    VLVA60TKPACNNKVIOH7UZN96ESQ1L
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/02/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:53:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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