In the accident where a tour boat sank off the Shiretoko Peninsula in Hokkaido, the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism told the company that a violation of the Marine Transportation Act was confirmed as a result of a special audit conducted on the operating company, such as not complying with the criteria for departure judgment. We have decided to revoke the license for the tour boat business.

Revocation of the permit is the heaviest administrative sanction and is expected to be announced on the 24th.

In the accident where the sightseeing ship "KAZU 1" sank off the coast of the Shiretoko Peninsula, the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism conducted a special audit on the operating company "Shiretoko Tour Boat" to investigate the operation system on the day of the accident.



As a result, according to officials from the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism,


▽ the safety management system was inadequate, such as the fact that the departure decision criteria were not observed and the


flight manager was absent from the company


. Fixed-point communication was not made


▽ It means that multiple violations of the Safety Management Regulations based on the Marine Transportation Act were confirmed, such as defects in communication equipment.



For this reason, the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism has decided to revoke the license for the tour boat business issued to the operating company, and will announce it on the 24th.



Revocation of a business license is the heaviest administrative disposition, and the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism has decided to dispose of it after hearing what the company says.

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