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Japanese destroyer and Chinese fishing boat collided

Japanese destroyer and Chinese fishing boat collided

Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force destroyer Hatakaze class "Shimakaze" and a Chinese fishing boat collided on the high seas off the Shanghai coast on March 30th, the Japan Coast Guard said.

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No one was injured in the incident at around 8:30 p.m. The Joint Staff of the Self-Defense Forces reported in the East China Sea. The MSDF said that both its destroyer and the Chinese vessel, which had 13 crew members on board, would still sail under their own control.

The destroyer Shimakaze sustained damage on its port side, according to the Ministry of Defence. After leaving Sasebo in Nagasaki Prefecture on Sunday morning the vessel was on patrol.

The ministry said it would assist with the investigation of the coast guard while also conducting a group of probes inside the MSDF.

Maritime Business World 

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