Ships drifting after collision
NYK chartered ALPHA ACTION collides with containership off Oshima.
On July 27, 2007, at 01:50 local time, M/V Alpha Action, chartered by Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK; head office: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo), and containership M/V Wan Hai 307 collided at a location 12 kilometers southwest of Oshima, Japan.
The bluk carrier M/V Alpha Action had sailed from Nagoya, Japan, on the previous day and was heading to Chile.
No casualties have been reported.
According to the Japan Coast Guard, a small amount of oil from M/V Wan Hai 307 has been discovered. Both ships are now drifting to the east of where the collision occurred.
Principal Particulars of the Ships
M/V Alpha Action
Gross Tonnage (G/T) 77,211 tons
Built June 1994
Owner Custom Navigation Ltd.
Captain Karagiorgis Markos; 48 years old
Crew 10 Greeks; 13 Filipinos(Karagiorgis Markos)
Owner's Agent Heisei Shipping Agencies Ltd, 4-9-1 Shiba Minato-ku, Tokyo; Tel: 03-5476-5710
M/V Wan Hai 307
Gross Tonnage (G/T) 25,836 tons Registered Singapore. (It may be of interest to report Wan Hai Lines recently a held christening ceremony for "WAN HAI 601" and " WAN HAI 507" at CSBC Corp's Kaohsiung shipyard on Jul.19. Dr. Chen Ching Zu, chairman of Wan Hai Lines and Mr. Kuang Nan Fan, chairman of CSBC, presided over the ceremony.)