October 7th 2019 05:59 AM - Vehicle Accident - VI-20191007-69840-JPN
EDIS Code: VI-20191007-69840-JPN
Event date: October 7th 2019 05:59 AM
Category: Vehicle Accident
State: Sea of Japan
Location: [About 180 miles from the Noto peninsula]
Coordinate: 39.6053611,135.2339722 (WGS84 decimal)
Category: Transport - Public and private transportation
Urgency: Past - Responsive action is no longer required
Severity: Severe - Significant threat to life or property
Scope: Public - For general dissemination to unrestricted audiences
Certainty: Observed - Determined to have occurred or to be ongoing
A Japanese patrol vessel and a North Korean fishing boat collided on Monday in the Sea of Japan near one of the best fishing grounds in the area, media reported. According to NHK broadcaster, the North Korean vessel started to sink after the collision and about 20 people got into the water. The incident took place about 180 miles from the Noto peninsula within Japan's exclusive economic zone. Japan's Coast Guard and Fisheries Agency have sent patrol ships to the area to deter illegal fishing, the broadcaster said. Japan and North Korea do not have diplomatic relations. In May, two freight ships collided in the Pacific Ocean off the east coast of Japan. In 2018, the Japanese fishing boat carrying eight crew members on board collided with a South Korean trawler in the Sea of Japan, some 206 miles to the northeast of Dokdo (Takeshima) islands, contested both by Seoul and Tokyo. Following the incident, the South Korean vessel started sinking, however, the 13-member crew was reportedly rescued.
The RSOE EDIS makes every effort to verify the reports that are posted, but the accuracy and completeness of the information, and of any statements or opinions based thereon, are not guaranteed. The reader/visitor assumes all risks in using information posted or archived by EDIS. The RSOE EDIS and its associated service providers shall not be held responsible for errors or omissions or held liable for any damages incurred as a result of use or reliance upon posted or archived material.
Please DO NOT reply to this message: replies may be treated as errors and result in your subscription being deleted. If you have trouble or other queries, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org RSOE EDIS is operated by the National Association of Radio-Distress Signalling and Infocommunications (RSOE), Budapest, Hungary. Because of the complexity of this system and its dependence on other systems, we cannot be responsible for delays or failures in forwarding or transmission.