According to an interview with the people concerned, it was newly found that a hole was found near the rear of the left side of the ship that sank on the seabed in the accident where the tour boat sank off the Shiretoko Peninsula in Hokkaido. rice field.

The Japan Coast Guard will investigate the relationship with the accident in detail after the ship is withdrawn.

It has been one month in 23 days since the sightseeing boat "KAZU 1" sank off the coast of the Shiretoko Peninsula, killing 14 people and missing 12 people.

In the sea area of ​​the site, in addition to searching for the missing person, work is underway to lift the ship that sank to the seabed.

As a result of investigation by an underwater camera and a diver of a private salvage company, it was confirmed that there was a hole near the rear of the left side of the hull tilted about 30 degrees to the right, according to the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism and the Japan Coast Guard. I learned anew from an interview with a person concerned with the Japan Coast Guard.

The hole was found in the vicinity of what is called the "Da Machine Room" near the steering wheel that determines the direction of travel of the ship.

In addition, according to the investigation so far, a part of the front window glass was damaged and the window frame was deformed outward, so according to the people concerned, pressure was applied from the inside of the ship to the outside, and the window It means that the glass etc. may have been damaged.

After the ship is withdrawn, the Japan Coast Guard will check the condition of the bottom of the ship and investigate the relationship between the hole and the accident in detail.