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Banana reefer ship strikes seawall while departing Japanese port

Christian Fernsby |
A reefer cargo ship departing the southern Japanese port of Hakata near Fukuoka has hit the seawall at the entrance to the port.

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The bow of the vessel became stuck on the breakwater. The vessel was carrying a cargo of bananas.

The Japanese Coast Guard says that the 10,600 dwt reefer Lady Rosemary departed the pier at on November 28, and approximately 15 minutes later struck the breakwater.

The Lady Rosemary, a vessel registered in Panama is operated by Japan’s Doun Kisen. The vessel was bound for Kobe, Japan at the time of the accident.


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