In an accident where a submarine of the Maritime Self-Defense Force collided with a cargo ship off the coast of Kochi Prefecture, a cargo ship anchored off the coast of Kobe Port and under investigation by the Maritime Security Headquarters of the 5th Division departed for the destination on the morning of the 13th. Did.
The Hong Kong-registered cargo ship "Ocean Artemis" departed from the coast of Kobe Port, where it was anchored, to its destination, Mizushima Port in Kurashiki City, Okayama Prefecture, at 9 am on the 13th.
On the 8th of this month, the cargo ship collided with the Maritime Self-Defense Force's submarine "Soryu" about 50 km southeast of Cape Ashizuri in Kochi Prefecture, and was subsequently investigated by the 5th Regional Coast Guard Headquarters.
In the vicinity of the bow, which is about 8 to 13 meters below the sea level in the investigation so far, there was damage that seems to have been made when hit, and the dented part cracked for about 20 cm, and seawater oozes inside the ship. It means that there was.
It also had black paint that seems to belong to a submarine.
The Japan Coast Guard Headquarters will continue to investigate submarines on the suspicion of accidental injury in business and the danger of accidental traffic in business, and will investigate the paint on the damaged part and interview the crew.
Regarding cargo ships, we will voluntarily ask about the situation if necessary in the future.