Ship collisions and the war over fish

Depleted seafood catches and the need to feed North Korea’s growing population have encouraged illegal fishing in Japanese waters. As coastguards go all out to enforce boundaries, collisions between patrol vessels and fishing trawlers are inevitable. […]

Japan donates 17 patrol vessels to Kenya

Japan has handed over 17 patrol boats worth USD2.8 million to Kenya’s marine police unit. The donation will enhance anti-piracy measures in the region. Edward Mbugua, Kenyan deputy inspector general of police, said that the […]

Artist’s impression of an eco-ship. Credit: NYK Line

NYK introduces eco-design for PCTC

Nippon Yusen Kaisha has teamed with Finnish engineering consultancy Elomatic to design a pure car and truck carrier (PCTC) that claims to be emission-free. Labelled NYK Super Eco Ship 2050, the project is part of […]

Ports in Japan resumed operations on 1 October

Ships, ports hit by typhoon Trami

A general cargo ship remains aground in Kawasaki port after being battered by typhoon Trami, which hit mainland Japan on 30 September, a day after making landfall in Okinawa. The small general cargo vessel, Marina, […]