In the accident where a tour boat sank off the Shiretoko Peninsula in Hokkaido, a private work boat carrying a diver to search the inside of the boat arrives at Abashiri Port near the site on the morning of the 17th.


From the 19th at the earliest, divers will dive to the bottom of the sea and search for people left behind on the ship.

On the 23rd of last month, 14 passengers were killed in the accident where the sightseeing boat "KAZU 1" (19 tons) carrying 26 passengers and crew was sunk off the coast of the Shiretoko Peninsula, and the whereabouts of 12 people are still unknown. ..



The 1st Regional Coast Guard Headquarters, the Self-Defense Forces, the police, etc. are searching in the sea area around the Shiretoko Peninsula and the coastline on the land side, but the missing person was not found last month 28th.

"Saturated diving" to search from 19th at the earliest

While the search was difficult, a private salvage company requested by the Japan Coast Guard decided to conduct a search by a method called "saturation diving" that can handle deep seas, and a work ship carrying a diver on duty. Is scheduled to arrive at Abashiri Port near the site around 9 am on the 17th.



On the workboat, four divers enter the pressurized tank and prepare to get used to the high water pressure in the deep sea.



The divers will search for people left behind on the ship by diving to the bottom of the sea at a depth of about 120 meters from the 19th at the earliest, and then proceed with the investigation for the withdrawal of the ship.

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