…As typhoon FAXAI damage Brand new training ship, during passage, Japan***
Container ship XIN OU 21 developed a heavy stb list on the night Sep 5 off Zhoushan, while en route to Rizhao, 72 containers were lost.
The ship understood to be safe, anchored N of Zhoushan.
The main headache for authorities now is the recovery of dozens of containers and their content, floating in the sea and scattered around coastline.
Recovery operation under way, all ships navigating in the area are warned on floating containers danger.
In the meantime, training ship SHOYO MARU with 62 students and teachers on board was hit by san carrier NO.36 OYARIKIMARU off Yokosuka, Japan, at around 0200 Tokyo time Sep 9, during typhoon FAXAI (15) passage.
Understood both ships were anchored, and sand carrier drifted onto training ship after anchor dragged.
It was a maiden voyage for training and research ship SHOYO MARU, inaugurated in April this year. She was to sail to Hawaii, but sheltered from typhoon.
Voyage had to be interrupted because of damages to hull and equipment.