On the 23rd, the Abashiri Maritime Security Office searched the company's ship on suspicion of violating the Radio Law, which the operating company did not have the necessary commercial radio license, over the accident that the tourist ship sank off the Shiretoko Peninsula.

Another sightseeing boat "KAZU 3" owned by the operating company "Shiretoko Tour Boat" was searched on suspicion of violating the Radio Law.



Around 4 pm on the 23rd, about five investigators from the Abashiri Maritime Security Office entered the ship moored in Utoro, Shari-cho, and checked the radio equipment installed.

As for the "Shiretoko Tour Boat", as a result of interviews so far, it was known that the necessary commercial radio license was not originally obtained, and the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications announced on the 21st that the company as a corporation and Sei Katsura. I was accusing the president of the Abashiri Maritime Security Office, which has jurisdiction over the suspicion of violating the Radio Law.



Until now, it seems that the company used amateur radio instead of commercial radio, and the Japan Coast Guard has decided to investigate the actual operation of radio.

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