It was found that a large amount of pumice stones were washed ashore on the main island of Okinawa due to the eruption of a submarine volcano, and fishing boats in Miyazaki Prefecture were also damaged by inhaling pumice stones while operating near Amami Oshima.

Miyazaki Prefecture is calling attention using the fishing radio.

According to the Sakaematsu Fisheries Cooperative in Nango Town, Nichinan City, Miyazaki Prefecture, on the 5th of this month, the tuna fishing boat to which he belongs was operating around Amami Oshima in Kagoshima Prefecture, and the engine malfunctioned due to inhalation of light stones, and fishing was temporarily suspended. is.



He stopped by a nearby island to remove the pumice stones that had clogged the divers, and was able to safely return to the port of Miyazaki.

Sakaematsu Fisheries Cooperative Counselor Sadao Kono said, "I never thought that the ship would stop by sucking pumice stones. The captain also said,'I've been fishing for 50 years, but I was surprised for the first time.'"



Many fishing boats belonging to the fishery cooperatives in Miyazaki Prefecture also operate in the sea area where pumice drifts, so the prefecture's Yuzu Fisheries Radio Station in Nichinan City broadcasts a broadcast telling which sea area the pumice stones are drifting. I go 6 times a day to call attention.

Shunji Sakamoto, director of the Yuzu Fisheries Radio Station, said, "Pumice stones on the sea are particularly difficult to see at night, and if you inhale them into the device that cools the engine, the engine may stop."

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