Product tanker Kiyosato Maru collided with bulk carrier JP Cosmos in Tokyo Bay

Kiyosato MaruThe product tanker Kiyosato Maru collided with bulk carrier JP Cosmos in Tokyo Bay southeast off Minami, Japan. The both vessel were proceeding on crossing routes in the heavy traffic area, as the tanker was en root from Nagoya, while dry cargo vessel was leaving the port of Yokohama. The circumstances around the collision are unknown and the responsibilities will be estimated during the further investigation. The bow of the product tanker Kiyosato Maru stuck into the port stern of the bulk carrier JP Cosmos. Following the collision, the both vessels were damages and breaches but without problems for seaworthiness and without reporting oil leaks. The local authorities initiated investigation for the root cause of the accident and ordered both ships to anchor near collision site.

There were no reported injuries among the crew. The accident was immediate reported to Yokohama Maritime Security Division and at the scene were sent inspectors to assess the damages of the both vessels.

The product tanker Kiyosato Maru (IMO: 9213181) was carrying 2,000 tons of naphta and had 12 crew on board. The ship has overall length of 104.50 m, moulded beam of 15.50 m and maximum draft of 5.70 m. The deadweight of the vessel is 4,999 DWT and the gross tonnage is 3,491 GRT. The tanker Kiyosato Maru was built in 1999 by Sasaki Shipbuilding in their yard in Osakikamijima in Japan.

JP Cosmos stern damageThe bulk carrier JP Cosmos (IMO: 9392248) has overall length of 115.00 m, moulded beam of 20.00 m and maximum draft of 4.50 m. The deadweight of the vessel is 6,600 DWT and the gross tonnage is 7,288 GRT. The ship was built in 2008 by Miura Shipbuilding in Japan. During the accident, the bulk carrier JP Cosmos was carrying 6,220 tons of coal.

The both vessels will be released to resume the voyage after inspection and repairs.