Ferry collided with tanker at Hakodate Harbor
Ferry ASAKAZE NO.5, deployed on Aomori – Hakodate service, collided with tanker TAIKO MARU at Hakodate Harbor in the morning Nov 13, while leaving for Aomori with some 30 people on board. Understood tanker struck or contacted ferry’s starboard by bow. Both vessels suffered slight damages, if any. Ferry resumed sailings.