The general cargo ship AMP Crystal lost propulsion power after engine failure in Tsugaru Strait in waters of Japan. The vessel was en route from Kashima to Niigata, but had blackout and failure of the main engine, at heavy traffic shipping way. The accident was reported to the local authorities and at the scene was dispatched salvage tug, which towed the cargo ship outside the fairway and anchored off Mutsu, Japan. The ship was secured, but local fishermen asked for soonest relocating her, because of close fishing nets and traps. There was danger from entanglement of the vessel into the nets.
The Japanese Coast Guard dispatched salvage ship Rebun, which attached the general cargo vessel AMP Crystal and started towing her to Hakodate on Hokkaido Island. It was estimated that the damages of the engine are more serious, then previously assessed. There are no reported about injuries and water pollution, but vessel will be repaired and inspected in Hakodate before return in service.
The general cargo ship AMP Crystal (IMO: 9633836) has overall length of 112.20 m, moulded beam of 19.00 m and maximum draft of 5.70 m. The deadweight of the vessel is 8,500 DWT and the gross tonnage is 6,870 GRT. The ship was built in 2011 by Weihai Donghai Shipyard in China. The owner and operator of the vessel is the Chinese company Asia Maritime Pacific.