In an accident in which a cargo ship and a tanker collided off the coast of Imabari City, Ehime Prefecture, killing three people, full-scale work began on the 3th to salvage a cargo ship that had sunk to the seabed and transport it to land.

In May, a cargo ship sank in an accident in which the Japan cargo ship "Byakko" collided with a foreign-flagged tanker near the Kurushima Strait off the coast of Imabari City, Ehime Prefecture, and two crew members were confirmed dead, and one person was missing, which has been certified as a result of the accident.

The cargo ship was sunk capsized on the seabed at a depth of about 5 meters, and the company that owns the ship has been preparing to withdraw it.

More than two years have passed since the accident, and full-scale salvage of the hull began in the waters at the site on the 2th, and two large barges were deployed to pump air into the tanks to lift the cargo ship to the surface.

After that, the chain passed through the hole in the hull will be rolled up to lift the ship to the surface, and according to the company doing the work, it will be transported to the port of Imabari City as early as the 1th.

Regarding the accident, the Matsuyama District Court admitted negligence on the part of the cargo ship in February and convicted the navigator who was accused of manslaughter in the course of work, but the navigator appealed against the decision, and the trial continues at the Takamatsu High Court.